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Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

Photos: Emily Harney Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing put on a five-bout card on Saturday night at The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. ...

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Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

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Crawford dominates Postol to unify WBO and WBC 140lb titles

Crawford dominates Postol to unify WBO and WBC 140lb titles

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank In a much anticipated world title unification clash, undefeated WBO jr welterweight champion ...

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Valdez destroys Rueda in two to win WBO featherweight title

Valdez destroys Rueda in two to win WBO featherweight title

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Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

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Boxing News

Tyson Marquez vs. Viloria in September?

Promoter Fernando Beltran said today that you have to give the public what they demand and that means a clash between current WBA flyweight champion Herman “Tyson” Marquez and WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria. Organizers are aiming for the month of September leaving no time for Marquez to deal with mandatory challenger Juan Carlos Reveco. As a result, Marquez, the “2011 WBA Fighter of the Year,” will give up the WBA belt. Possible dates are September 29 or October 6 in the New Mexico City Arena or the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, California. Negotiations have already begun with the Viloria team, but first Tyson must defeat Fernando Lumacad in a non-title ten-rounder on July 14 in Culiacan.



June 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Pavlik shows no concern with quick turnaround

By Chris Cozzone

Taking a high profile HBO fight on short notice, just two weeks after last stepping into the ring, former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik expressed little concern with the quick turnaround on a national teleconference today. “I’m back on HBO again,” said Pavlik, 39-2, 34 KOs, who will take on Will Rosinsky, 16-1, 9 KOs, on a Top Rank doubleheader July 7. “There was no hesitation – I couldn’t pass this up. You got to make that move, to be back on a major network. This is my career.”

Pavlik, trainer Robert Garcia, and manager Cameron Dunkin also had this to say:

On fighting for another title, at 168: “That’s my main goal right now. That’s why I made this move to Oxnard. I didn’t think I’d get this opportunity back home (in Youngstown, Ohio.) . . . I came out here to train and it’s helped my home life, helps keep me grounded and going forward. I’m not going to knock anybody but I wasn’t going any farther where I was at.”

On last fight, and appearing fatigued in mid-rounds: “I wasn’t tired. I was having a little bit of fun. I tried to make it look that way. If he had some power that threatened me, I wouldn’t have fought that way. I was enjoying what I was doing.”

On Rosinsky: “He’s a game fighter. He really is. But he’s slow, not too fast. Not powerful, but not weak. He’s also coming off a fight, in an even shorter period, so I don’t see any problem taking this fight.”

Robert Garcia: “Nothing’s changed [since the last fight.] The power is there, the weight is there. He’s in great spirit. We’re coming out to win another title.”

Cameron Dunkin: “We do call this a comeback. I’m a little nervous about this fight, because it’s a quick turnaround, but we got the best trainer in the world. Kelly jumped on this fight in five seconds, and that shows me how bad he wants it.”

 



June 27th, 2012


Boxing News

Nonito Donaire Conference Call Transcript

With Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum and Trainer Robert Garcia

BOB ARUM: Those who follow boxing know that the 122-pound division is chock full of superstars. We have a long list of guys who will be making tremendous fights. HBO has recognized this and will concentrate on bringing to the public the best of 122 pounds in a series of bouts. We start off with the No. 1 guy in the division, Nonito Donaire who will be fighting a title unification fight against Jeffry Mathebula of South Africa and also a world champion. Waiting out there is Guillermo Rigondeaux who has two Olympic Gold Medals to his credit and another world champion who will be fighting on the Chávez Jr-Martinez card on Sept. 15. Another champion out there is Jorge Arce. And sitting at ringside, as I understand it, on July 7, watching Nonito Donaire, will be another champion, Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan. So these are really exciting times in the 122-pound division and it all kicks off on Saturday, July 7 with Nonito against Mathebula. (more…)



June 27th, 2012

Boxing Result

“Pitbull” Torres: “This one’s for Johnny Tapia!”

Interview by Gerardo Martinez
Photos by Jose Leon Castillo

It has been a little over a month since Josh “Pitbull” Torres (7-1-1, 4 KO’s) tragically lost his head trainer, five-time world champion Johnny Tapia – but that hasn’t stopped one of New Mexico’s hottest prospects in trying to follow in his former mentor’s footsteps. This weekend, when Torres goes up against what he considers his toughest opponent to date in Longmont, Colorado’s Raul “El Chino” Carrillo (9-1, 6 KO’s), he vows to come home with a win in memory of “Mi Vida Loca.” (more…)



June 27th, 2012


Announcement

Trout to Alvarez: “Come take my belt!”

With the hunt for an opponent for WBC Junior Middleweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas still apparently ongoing, WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (25-0, 14 KOs) would like to send the following reminder to his fellow champion:

“Canelo, if you want my belt, come try and take it! After I beat your brother in your hometown to win my title, you came forward and stated you wanted to fight me to avenge your brother’s loss. Ever since I immediately accepted your challenge, you have disappeared. Now we have a chance to unify the titles and give the fans a fight between two young, undefeated world champions, but it seems as though you are more interested in taking on lesser-quality opposition and avoiding me again.” (more…)



June 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Dunkin inks Maxim Vlasov

By Francisco Salazar

Super middleweight contender Maxim Vlasov recently signed a managerial contract with Cameron Dunkin. The Las Vegas-based manager sent an email to Fightnews.com late last night announcing the signing of Vlasov. Vlasov (23-1, 12 KOs), from Samara, Russia, is ranked number nine by the WBC and 12th by the WBO. He has won his last four bouts in a row since his only defeat at the hands of Isaac Chilemba last February. In that bout, Vlasov had Chilemba down twice in losing a close 10 round unanimous decision. His most notable victory was a third round knockout over former fringe contender Jerson Ravelo in June of 2010.

The 25 year old Vlasov is eager to move forward with Dunkin guiding his career. “Cameron Dunkin possessed unique knowledge, intense experience, (and) has very well deserved respect in sports and media circles and I’m so proud to work with him,” stated Vlasov in a written email. “I’m sincerely welcome our partnership and believe it would be long-term, honest and mutually beneficiary for both of us.” No word yet on when or whom Vlasov will fight next.



June 27th, 2012

UFC

Strikeforce returns to San Diego for Rousey-Kaufman

STRIKEFORCE® women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will make her highly-anticipated initial title defense against former champ Sarah Kaufman when STRIKEFORCE®: ROUSEY vs. KAUFMAN comes to Valley View Casino Center on Sports Arena Blvd. in San Diego, Calif. on Saturday, August 18. The five-round bout will air live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) while preliminary fights will be shown live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on West Coast). Additional bouts will be announced in the coming days. (more…)



June 27th, 2012

Boxing News

WBC rejects Canelo vs. Trout fight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA super welterweight world champion Austin Trout will not be accepted by the WBC as an opponent for WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for September 15 in Las Vegas. Trout had been mentioned as one of the possible candidates to replace Victor Ortiz. The WBC said Tuesday: “We do not accept unification, because if we agree we would be losing authority. We are not going to take away the exclusivity because we own the WBC brand.”

One interesting story line an Alvarez-Trout match would have is Trout won his title from Canelo’s brother. Another issue is that Trout has stated he’ll only do the fight if Canelo agrees to VADA testing. Other candidates named by the WBC are James Kirkland, Carlos Molina and Acelino Freitas.



June 27th, 2012

UFC

UFC on FX ratings soar!

UFC Fight Night on FX 4 saw ratings increases across the board vs. UFC on FX Fight Night 3, and combined with Iron Man, propelled FX to #1 for the night in Adults 18-34 and Men 18-34.

UFC on FX Fight Night 4, which saw Lightweight contender Gray Maynard defeat Clay Guida by split decision, was up in all key demos vs. UFC on FX Fight Night 3 (Johnson vs. McCall): +32% in Adults 18-49 (921 vs. 697), +47% in Men 18-49 (722 vs. 492) and +20% in Total Viewers (1,306 vs. 1,086). (more…)



June 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Donaire wary of Mathebula

By Karl Freitag

WBO jr featherweight champion Nonito Donaire will collide with IBF champion Jeffrey Mathebula (26-3-2, 14 KOs) in a world title unification fight on July 7 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Mathebula, from South Africa, brings something to the ring that Nonito has never seen in any of his previous fights. “He’s a taller guy,” said Nonito. “I’ve never faced a taller guy and I know Cameron (manager Cameron Dunkin) is nervous right now, but I wanted this fight. I wanted something to motivate me, to keep me going, I wanted something to create that desire in me to train as hard as I did. Actually this is the first time I’m training really hard because I don’t know what to expect out there.”

There is one thing the Donaire camp does expect, however. Mathebula won’t be another Omar Narvaez. “The video we’ve seen on Mathebula shows he is a fighter that engages,” said promoter Bob Arum. “He comes to fight.” And, this is exactly the type of opponent that brings out the best in the exciting Donaire, so it should be a very good fight.



June 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Antonio DeMarco update

Promoter Oswaldo Kuchle has responded to the situation involving a proposed tuneup fight featuring WBC lightweight would champion Antonio DeMarco on July 28.

“Antonio Lozada and Erik Morales both asked me to give them the date of July 28th to partner up and put the bout between Antonio DeMarco and Daniel Estrada,” said Kuchle. “At first instance I thought it could be a good idea but we had to put Alejandro Sanabria instead of Daniel Estrada because Sanabria is represented by our company Promociones del Pueblo.

“We needed a letter from Gary Shaw accepting the bout but it took more than seven days so we winded up putting Edgar Sosa as a main event in Leon Guanajuato. Now if Mr. Shaw wants, we can do the DeMarco vs Sanabria fight on August 4th or after DeMarco fights Jhon Molina we can make it happen when Shaw wants.”



June 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Tyson Marquez to give up WBA title?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA flyweight world champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (33-2, 25 KOs) will next take a ten round fight against Filipino Fernando Lucamad (26-3, 11 KOs) at the Palenque de la Feria Ganadera in Culiacan, Sinaloa on July 14 in an event organized by Zanfer Promotions and broadcast by TV Azteca. That fight has been announced as super flyweight title eliminator. Meanwhile, the WBA has called off a purse bid for a fight between Marquez and WBA interim titleholder Juan Carlos Reveco and Hernan Marquez to unify the title. One source has indicated that there is the possibility that Marquez will renounce to WBA flyweight world title.



June 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Video: Camacho Jr. KOs JD Charles

By Joseph Herron

On Saturday at La Villita’s Maverick Plaza in San Antonio, TX, Hector “Macho” Camacho Jr. made his long awaited return to the ring and closed the show in dramatic fashion by stopping awkward southpaw fighter JD Charles in the first round of a scheduled eight round contest. The San Juan, Puerto Rico native sat down on his punches and delivered a devastating body shot to end the fight with one minute remaining in the first stanza. After the contest, the 16-year veteran issued a challenge to all of the top fighters in the junior middleweight division.

“You just saw the rededicated version of Camacho Junior,” proclaimed the son of legendary fighter Hector “Macho” Camacho. “I have the talent to give any of the top fighters at 154 pounds a difficult evening and I want to fight the best in the division. I want Canelo, Kirkland, Trout, Bundrage, Martirosyan, Lara…all of them.”



June 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez responds to Caballero

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Jhonny Gonzalez has responded to quotes by WBA featherweight titleholder Celestino Caballero in the Panamanian media calling him a coward and claiming Jhonny is afraid of him. “I recognize Indonesian Chris John as the true WBA featherweight champion,” said Gonzalez. “He’s the super champion and I would like to unify titles with a very prestigious world champion. My next fight is with Ponce De Leon who deserves all my respect for being a great fighter and I can’t make plans before this fight. I will not go into contradictions and drawing attention to this in the international press. My goal is to fight on September 15. I respect all the fighters and world champions but now I’m focusing on my training to do my best in the ring.” Gonzalez has been training for several weeks at the Romanza Gym with Nacho Beristain for his next fight with his compatriot Daniel Ponce de Leon on September 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Mexican Independence Day on an event presented by Golden Boy Promotions.



June 27th, 2012

UFC

Tickets on sale for Strikeforce in San Diego

Tickets On Sale This Week For Rousey vs Kaufman In San Diego: Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returns to action in August to defend the title against Sarah Kaufman! Strikeforce: Rousey vs Kaufman Presented by MusclePharm – Saturday, August 18 – Live at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA – UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesday, June 27

International Fight Week Comes To Las Vegas July 3-7: Celebrate the UFC over the Fourth of July in Las Vegas! Fans from across the globe will enjoy free concerts, exclusive pool parties hosted by Octagon Girls, open workouts, pub crawls, UFC Fan Expo, weigh-ins and amazing access to UFC fighters around the city. This all leads up to the ultimate rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena! If you love the UFC, there is no better way to experience it than in Vegas.
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com



June 27th, 2012

Interview

Carrillo looking to KO Albuquerque’s “Pittbull”

Interview by Bill Green
Photos courtesy of Jason Innes

Raul “El Chino” Carrillo (9-1, 6 KOs) will not only get a chance to fight in front of his hometown of Longmont, Colo., this Saturday night at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, but he’ll be battling for major bragging rights for the right to be labeled top Southwest prospect, between Colorado and New Mexico.

Up against Carrillo is Josh “Pittbull” Torres (7-1-1, 4 KOs) of Albuquerque, who was, until recently, trained by the late Johnny Tapia. Carrillo and Torres will go six rounds at welter on “Warriors Conquest,” a card promoted by Muneco and Ghost Town Promotions.

Fightnews recently had a chance to catch up with “El Chino” . . . . (more…)



June 26th, 2012

UFC

UFC 148 stars transformed into comic book heroes!

Reigning UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and bitter rival and No1 contender Chael Sonnen have long been known as two of the most colorful characters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization. But that has been taken to a whole new level in a special comic strip which will countdown to the UFC 148 main event between the two bitter rivals. (more…)



June 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Fight fans invited to Bundrage-Spinks workout

IBF junior middleweight world champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage and former undisputed welterweight world champion Cory “Next Generation” Spinks will host a media workout on Wednesday at noon at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Events Center in Indio, California. Bundrage and Spinks, who collide Saturday for the world title, along with co-featured fighters Gary Russell Jr., Christopher Perez, Erislandy Lara and Freddy Hernandez, will also workout in preparation for their fights on the undercard. The fighter workouts are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and fans are encouraged to arrive early!



June 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Roy saves the day in Poland

Przemek Garczarczyk from Warszawa (Poland)
Video: Ringpolska.pl

Roy Jones Jr (55-8, 40 KOs) proved again, that he’s not only a legendary fighter but also a great showman. During the face-to-face between four-time heavyweight contender Jameel McCline (41-11, 24 KOs) and Poland’s unbeaten Artur Szpilka (11-0, 9 KOs) at Warsaw’s Champions Sports Restaurant, there was a visible tension between the fighters. But Roy saved the day jumping between both big man and decided to resolve the situation with humor. “It was very close, you could tell that Szpilka wanted to provoke McCline, so I decided that there’s not enough people in this place to let those guys fight right now. Not waiting for their big time Saturday night in Lodz and I jumped right between them giving both guys my version of face-to-face,” laughed the four division champion, who still doesn’t know if he’ll be fighting WBC #4 ranked light heavyweight Dawid Kostecki or his countryman WBC #8 ranked and still undefeated Pawel Glazewski (17-0, 4 KOs) this Saturday.

The latest news is that Kostecki (39-1, 28 KOs), who was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for running a prostitution ring, will know his fate possibly hours before Friday’s weigh-in in Lodz. Kostecki’s promoters are trying all legal avenues to give him a temporary, even three day, release to give him a chance to fight against his boxing idol.



June 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Perez-Cano clash for WBA title in Cancun

By Gabriel F. Cordero

It has been reported that the current WBA interim super lightweight world champion Johan Perez (15-1, 12 KOs) will defend his crown against Pablo Cesar Cano (24-1-1, 19 KOs) on July 21 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico on an event organized by Pepe Gomez and Golden Boy Promotions. Initially Perez was expected to face Manuel Perez.



June 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Perez-Cruz collide Saturday

It promises to be a hot summer in Puerto Rico this year, and things will start heating up at the Coliseo Roger Mendoza in Caguas on Saturday when lightweights Michael “The Artist” Perez (15-1-1, 9 KOs) and Eric Cruz (16-9-3, 13 KOs) collide on TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo” broadcast in the main event. The co-main event will also feature an All-Puerto Rico showdown as unbeaten Jeffrey Fontanez (7-0, 6 KOs) takes on Pedro “El Gago” Hernandez (6-5-1, 2 KOs) in a four round junior welterweight matchup. Plus, undefeated standout Eddie Gomez (8-0, 6 KOs) will compete against Joseph De Los Santos (11-8-3, 4 KOs) in an eight round non-televised fight.



June 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Dulorme returns August 31

Universal Promotions will present the boxing event “Night Of Champions”, to be held on August 31 at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, Puerto Rico. For the main event, welterweight hometown prospect Thomas Dulorme (15-0, 12 KOs) will face Colombian fighter Iván Hernández (29-3, 23 KOs). “We are very happy with the fact that Thomas will be fighting in Carolina for his people, he has not fought in Puerto Rico in more than a year. Boxing fans will witness Dulorme’s incredible talent, more details about this boxing card will be available soon,” said Universal Promotion’s president Javier Bustillo.

The 22-year-old is very exited about the fight: “Without a doubt this is one of the great things to ever happen to me in boxing. Since I was a boy I’ve always wanted to fight in the town that saw me develop. This is a dream come true, I’m very grateful to Bustillo and the honorable mayor of Carolina for this opportunity.” said Dulorme who is represented promotionally by Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment. (more…)



June 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Chelo Gonzalez headlines July 7

WBO #4 lightweight Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, along with junior middleweight prospect Glen Tapia, will headline Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo show on July 7 at the Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank. Gonzalez (19-0, 14 KOs), who is actually the WBO Latino lightweight champion, will fight against a foe to be named in a 135 pound bout scheduled to 10 rounds. Meanwhile, Tapia (13-0, 7 KOs), a young Top Rank prospect from New Jersey, will fight in a junior middleweight bout versus a rival to be determined scheduled for six rounds.



June 26th, 2012

Boxing Result

Ava Knight returns to the ring June 30

International Boxing Federation (IBF) Flyweight Champion, Ava “The Lady of Boxing” Knight (Chico, California, 8-1-3, 5 KOs) will defend her title on June 30, 2012, against Susana “Toluquita” Vazquez (Toluca, Mexico, 8-6-1, 3 KOs) at the Auditorio Centenario, located in Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico. Knight’s 10-round, IBF title defense will be featured on the Mexican television network, Televisa, as part of their weekly boxing series, “Sabados de Corona.” The fight card titled, “Noche de Guerreros (Night of Warriors),” is presented by Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing, Kochul Montiel Producciones, and Grupo Modelo. Mexican boxing stars Marco Antonio Rubio, undefeated Roberto Ortiz, and Katia Gutierrez will also be featured on the card (in separate bouts). (more…)



June 26th, 2012

UFC

Weekend fight musings

Rich Franklin knows that his days in the sport are numbered. The former middleweight champion turns 38 years old in October, which qualifies as long in the tooth by anyone’s athletic standard. As a result, he needs to put together an impressive stretch of wins if he wants to make one final run at UFC gold before it is time to hang up the gloves . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com



June 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Controversy in Poland: who will fight Roy Jones Jr?

By Przemek Garczarczyk from Warszawa (Poland)
Video: Ringpolska.pl

“I don’t care who they will put in front of me – I’m a professional fighter, this is what I do – I fight to win,” said four-division world champion legendary Roy Jones Jr (55-8, 40 KOs) during the final press conference in Warsaw before fighting…and this is the question – who? Jones Jr. supposed to fight #4 ranked by WBC light heavyweight David Kostecki (39-1, 28 KOs) this Saturday, but Kostecki has been arrested and instead preparing for the fight of his life, he watched Jones’ press conference from a prison cell. His promoters are still hoping that Kostecki (who was supposed to go jail next month – but certainly not before the June 30 day of the fight) will be granted a temporary release by Polish authorities and he will be in the ring on June 30. If not, Roy will fight undefeated #8 WBC ranked light heavyweight Pawel Glazewski (17-0, 4 KOs), who vows to do everything he can to win the biggest fight of his carrer. The PPV event in Lodz is getting a lot of press and almost spurs a national debate about the timing of Kostecki’s imprisonment. The card billed as “the most controversial boxing match in Poland,” will also have two more well known US names: four-time heavyweight challenger Jameel McCline (41-11, 24 KOs), who will test the very highly rated new talent on the heavyweight scene, 22-year old southpaw Artur Szpilka (11-0, 9 KOs), and former world champion Nate Campbell (35-9, 26 KOs), who will challenge Poland’s Krzysztof Szot (16-2, 5 KOs).



June 26th, 2012

Boxing Result

Kameda stops Soto in four

By Joe Koizumi

Ex-WBA flyweight champ Daiki Kameda (24-3, 16 KOs), 121.5, scored a fine TKO victory over former Mexican superfly titlist Jovanny Soto (34-14-1, 29 KOs), 121.5, at 0:21 of the fourth round on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. WBA#4/WBC#5 115-pounder Kameda, the second of the three Kameda brothers, failed to win the WBA super-fly belt, losing a unanimous verdict to formidable defending ruler Tepparith Kokietgym of Thailand last December. Daiki, in his second comeback bout since, floored the fragile Mexican with a vicious left hook to the side of the belly at the end of the third, and his follow-up rally in the next session decked Soto again to prompt the referee’s intervention.

WBC #11 flyweight, Mexican Oscar Blanquet (32-4-1, 23 KOs), 112.25, stunned the crowd with a quick demolition of WBC#15 Wars Katsumata (AKA Warlito Parrenas; 17-6, 15 KOs), 121.5, a Japan-based Filipino, just thirty-three seconds into the opening session in a supporting ten. A single left hook was a haymaker that really embalmed the ambitious Filipino prone for the count. The Filipino had been unbeaten in five bouts since he was scouted by Katsumata Gym of Tokyo, winning all by knockouts. But Blanquet’s very first punch in the fight ended his dream to climb up the ladder of world ratings.

Promoter: Katsumata Promotions.



June 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Arreola-Stiverne purse bid postponed

The World Boxing Council informs that the purse bid that was going to take place for the eliminator between heavyweights Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne was suspended. The auction will take place when the WBC receives the medical report of Chris Arreola. The winner of the clash between Arreola and Stiverne will become mandatory challenger of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.



June 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Bailey-Alexander deal close

Discussions are ongoing, but as of now no deal has been finalized for newly-minted IBF welterweight champion Randall Bailey to make his first defense against former world champion Devon Alexander. According to a source close to the negotiations, Golden Boy has offered $500,000 but Team Bailey will only agree if the bout takes place outside Alexander’s home state of Missouri. September 8 is the proposed date with the bout being televised on Showtime.



June 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Donaire workout pics

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire trains in preparation for his upcoming world title unification fight against IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula of Johannesburg, South Africa. Donaire will headline a spectacular Top Rank promoted doubleheader event, Saturday, July 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. In the other main event, Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown,Ohio will rumble with contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York.

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June 25th, 2012

UFC

“The Spider” finally snaps!

Reigning UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is usually one of the most respectful and sportsmanlike mixed martial artists on the Ultimate Fighting Championship® roster. However, on today’s media conference call to promote what UFC President Dana White said is one of the biggest sporting events of the year – the July 7 UFC 148 main event against bitter rival Chael Sonnen – ‘the Spider’ sounded off like never before. (more…)



June 25th, 2012

Boxing News

Burgos-Vazquez July 20th on FNF

Former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (29-1, 19 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico takes on countryman Cesar Vasquez (25-0, 16 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico on July 20th. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds at the super featherweight limit. In the co-feature Aaron Martinez (17-1-1, 4 KOs) of east Los Angeles will take on Juan Garcia (12-0, 8 KOs) of Michigan in an eight round welterweight clash. ESPN2 will air both bouts. Site will be the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.



June 25th, 2012

Boxing News

Rojas splits with DKP

By Robert Coster

Former WBC Featherweight Champion Elio Rojas says he has split with his promoter Don King. “Don King did help me get to the title,” admits the Dominican-born Rojas, “but then he abandoned me when I most needed him. During my illness he did nothing to help me stay as champion and he actually seemed to switch sides when I had to fight to reclaim my title.” Rojas (23-2, 14 KOs) won the WBC featherweight title in 2009 and defended it twice before being sidelined for over a year. He tried unsuccessfully to regain his belt in April of this year, losing a decision to Jhonny Gonzales.



June 25th, 2012

UFC

Silva is fired up for Sonnen @ UFC 148

By Anthony Springer Jr.

When you’ve known someone for a long time, surprises come few and far between. But Anderson Silva’s fiery demeanor on today’s UFC 148 conference call got the attention of the organization’s president, Dana White, media listening in and the social media world.

“I’ve never heard him talk like this,” White remarked.

Silva was absolutely livid when asked about what–if any–strengths his upcoming opponent, Chael Sonnen has in their highly anticipated rematch.

“It doesn’t matter if I’m on the bottom, side or top,” Silva responded when asked how he’ll avoid a takedown. (more…)



June 25th, 2012

Boxing News

Golota could be deported

After spending 21 years as a permanent resident in the United States, former heavyweight contender Andrew Golota is facing deportation to his native Poland. According to the Chicago Tribune, Golota problems started when he applied to become a U.S. citizen, triggering a criminal background check which brought to light a 2006 conviction on 12 misdemeanor counts of possessing unregistered firearms, for which he was fined $3,600 and received six months of court supervision. This led to a deportation proceeding citing “moral turpitude” being filed against Golota. A decision could be rendered in September. His wife/attorney is a U.S. citizen.



June 25th, 2012




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