Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

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Philly fight card set for Jan 26

On January 26th, boxing returns to Harrahs Philadelphia as Joey Eye Boxing and David Feldman kick off the new year with fan favorite Victor Vasquez (15-7-1, 7 KOs) taking on Esteban Rodriguez (6-4-1, 1 KO) in a lightweight bout scheduled for six rounds. There will be three separate six round co-features featuring returning heavyweight Chuck Cavallo (16-1, 6 KOs); jr middleweight DeCarlo Perez (8-2-1, 3 KOs) and jr middleweight Julio DeJesus (6-3-3, 3 KOs). Cavallo will be making his return to the ring after a five-plus year hiatus. Opponents will be announced shortly.

On January 26th, boxing returns to Harrahs Philadelphia as Joey Eye Boxing and David Feldman kick off the new year …


UFC

Behind the scenes with UFC 155 fighters

A round-up of fighter training blogs, profiles and more unique videos leading up to UFC 155

new 12/27: Joe Lauzon
Camp, Christmas and the trip to Las Vegas

new 12/26: Max Holloway
The featherweight arrives and takes in Las Vegas.

new 12/25: Myles Jury
Christmas week and fight week with the undefeated TUF Live star

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Boxing News

2012 Aussie Boxing Roundup

Photo: Werner Kalin
Photo: Werner Kalin

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deale” Geale (28-1, 15 KOs) was Australia’s most impressive boxer for 2012 when he captured the WBA middleweight belt by defeating Felix Sturm (37-2-2, 16 KOs) in Germany on September 1st. Sturm had made 14 successful defenses of the title. Geale also defeated Osumanu Adama (20-2) in a March IBF title defense. On January 30 in Sydney, Geale will start a hot favourite to retain the championship when he defends against former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (44-4, 26 KOs) in a rematch. Mundine scored a controversial split twelve round decision over Geale in 2009. In his only 2012 outing, Mundine defeated former world champion Bronco McKart in seven rounds at the Palms casino in Las Vegas. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deale” Geale (28-1, 15 KOs) was Australia’s most …


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Watch UFC 155 weigh-in!

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Watch the official weigh-in for UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II Friday, December 28 at 7pm ET/4pm PT. MORE

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Watch the official weigh-in for UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II Friday, December 28 at 7pm ET/4pm PT. MORE …




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Q&A: Malcolm Tunacao

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By Chito Yu Katangkatang
Photo: Bobby

Fresh from his seventh round demolition of Christian Esquivel thus making him mandatory challenger for Shinsuke Yamanaka’s WBC bantam belt, WBC number one rated Malcom “Eagle Eye” Tunacao sits down with fightnews.com.

Fightnews: Congratulations on your KO7 victory over Esquivel! What the next step for you?

Malcolm: Thank you Sir! I will be challenging WBC Bantam King Shinsuke Yamanaka early next year. I will be aiming at my second world championship belt, the first being the WBC Flyweight Strap which I got from knocking out Medgoen Singsurat early in my boxing career.

Fightnews: Did the fact that Pacquiao got KOed by Marquez helped in motivating you to destroy your Mexican opponent in Esquivel?

Malcolm: Well it was not an act of vengeance, it was more of trying my best to uplift the spirits of my fellow Filipinos after Pacquiao’s shocking loss. Manny is an icon in my country. People mourned for his loss. I hope my victory helped in consoling them somehow. (more…)

By Chito Yu Katangkatang Photo: Bobby Fresh from his seventh round demolition of Christian Esquivel thus making him mandatory challenger …


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Lateef Kayode to campaign at heavyweight

Undefeated cruiserweight contender, Lateef Kayode (18-0, 14 KOs), who fights under the Gary Shaw Productions promotional banner, will now be campaigning at the heavyweight division. “Kayode is a heavy handed puncher who can easily bring his power up to the heavyweight division,” said Shaw. “Right now my matchmaker John Beninati is looking at potential opponents and we are confident Lateef will be successful moving up in weight.”

“We made a lot of headway campaigning as a cruiserweight,” said Kayode’s manager Steve Feder. “Considering the fact that we appeared more times on Shobox then any other cruiser in a decade, in a division far more suited for the European market, ultimately our options since the Tarver debacle have diminished. The IBO completely ignored our ranking when granting Green a title shot, not allowing Kayode to challenge. At this point, the heavyweight division which we fought our first nine fights in seems to be calling. Lateef is in the gym and feels very strong at his new weight. We expect to preview back at heavyweight in February.”

Undefeated cruiserweight contender, Lateef Kayode (18-0, 14 KOs), who fights under the Gary Shaw Productions promotional banner, will now be …


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Ioka-Rodriguez/Miyasaki-Porpramook WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Australian referee Brad Vocale will be the third man in the ring when Ryo Miyasaki (17-0-3, 10 KOs) and former WBA world champ Pornsawan Porpramook (27-4-1, 17 KOs) face off the vacant WBA miniumweight world title on Monday night at the Bodymaker Colosseum in Osaka, Japan. The three judges are Sergio Caiz (U.S.), Levy Martinez (U.S.) and Wan Soo Yuh (Korea). The fight supervisor is Yang Sup Shim from Korea.

In the other WBA title bout, Thai Pinit Prayadsab will be the third man in the ring when Kazuto Ioka (10-0, 6 KOs) meets former WBA champ Jose Rodriguez (28-1, 17 KOs) for the vacant WBA light flyweight world title. The three judges are Sergio Caiz (U.S.), Levy Martinez (U.S.) and Wan Soo Yuh (Korea). The fight supervisor is Yang Sup Shim from Korea.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Australian referee Brad Vocale will be the third man in the ring when Ryo Miyasaki (17-0-3, …


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Fury-Johnson replay on WealthTV Fight Night

Tonight’s WealthTV “Fight Night” (10PM ET/7PM PT) will present an encore performance of the Tyson Fury vs. Kevin Johnson contest that originally aired December 1.

WealthTV is available nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing via computer and numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com.

Tonight’s WealthTV “Fight Night” (10PM ET/7PM PT) will present an encore performance of the Tyson Fury vs. Kevin Johnson contest …



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Ponteras upsets IBF #6 Samor

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Filipino flyweight Ryan Rey Ponteras (11-8-1, 5 KOs) scored a major upset when he stopped IBF #6 Rusalee Samor (19-4-2, 8 KOs) in four rounds of a scheduled twelve round bout at Rajapark Institute, Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday. Ponteras was in control from round one as he connected with solid combinations and dropped Samor in round two and again in round four with referee Yongsak Na Songkla crowning the visitor at 2:39. Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said, “Congratulations to Ryan Rey Ponteras in capturing the IBF Pan Pacific title by defeating Rusalee Samor. It was a very impressive performance. I would like to thank Manny Pinol, the governor of Cobotado – who attended the promotion.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang Filipino flyweight Ryan Rey Ponteras (11-8-1, 5 KOs) scored a …


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Zeferino Entertainment inks Carina Moreno

After winning the WBA flyweight title in a huge upset over “Killer Queen” Susi Kentikian in Germany on December 1st, Carina Moreno (23-5, 6 KOs) has inked a multi-fight contract with Zeferino Entertainment. “I will have an immediate title defense with Susi Kentikian of Germany in February. But after I defend my belt in the flyweight division, I would like to challenge the various champions at 105 and 108 pounds. I feel like those are my strongest weights.” Moreno named 108lb champions Esmeralda Moreno, Jessica Chavez and Yesica Bopp and 105lb titleholder Anabel Ortiz as future targets.

After winning the WBA flyweight title in a huge upset over “Killer Queen” Susi Kentikian in Germany on December 1st, …


UFC

Alan Belcher a long way from 2006

Alan Belcher used to look at fighting a lot differently back around the time of his UFC debut in 2006.

“It’s like doing a bungee jump,” said Belcher in December of that year. “Because you have to get yourself ready and there’s no turning back.” . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi on UFC.com
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Alan Belcher used to look at fighting a lot differently back around the time of his UFC debut in 2006. …


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Andre Ward’s Statement on His Shoulder Injury

WBA/WBC super middleweight world champion Andre Ward has confirmed he will have surgery to repair a shoulder injury suffered just over a month ago during training.

“When I first got injured, there was a lot of inflammation, and the MRI was misread by the first radiologist. I’ve been doing extensive rehab and the shoulder was getting stronger, but after three and a half weeks of rehab, there was still slight pain that had me concerned enough to get two additional opinions,” Ward said. “It was then diagnosed that there is a small tear in my shoulder capsule. It’s not a major tear, but I can either rest it and see if it heals itself or speed up the process by surgically repairing it, and be stronger than I was before the injury and that’s what we opted to do.”

Ward is tentatively scheduled to have surgery late next week in the Bay Area.

“I’m working with one of the best orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists in Northern California, and I know that I will come back stronger than before. I appreciate all the support that I’ve already received and my fans can rest assured that I’m going to be back in the ring as soon as possible,” Ward said. “Despite the injury, I still plan to have a big 2013 and hope to have two fights in the New Year.” (more…)

WBA/WBC super middleweight world champion Andre Ward has confirmed he will have surgery to repair a shoulder injury suffered just …



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South African Boxing Roundup 2012

By Ron Jackson

The year 2012 has been one of the poorest years in South African boxing in recent times with South African’s only participating in 17 “world” title fights and 19 South African title fights.

Wiseman Dlomo won the vacant heavyweight title on April, 29, 2011 and has never defended it.

The junior heavyweight title is vacant and the following champions have not made a defence during 2012, Tshepang Mohale (light heavyweight), Balemo Waliya (super middleweight), Christopher Buthelezi (middleweight), Nkululeko Mhlongo (junior middleweight), Godfrey Nzimande (junior lightweight), Luzuko Siyo (junior flyweight- relinquished title January 2012). (more…)

By Ron Jackson The year 2012 has been one of the poorest years in South African boxing in recent times …


Boxing News

Broadway Boxing returns Jan 23

On January 23, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) will kick off its 9th consecutive season of the popular New York based Broadway Boxing series at New York City’s famed BB King Blues Club. The card will feature a number of DBE prospects including unbeatens Lamar Russ (11-0, 7KOs), Luis “K.O. King” Rosa (11-0, 6KOs) and Delen “Sniper” Parsley (9-0, 2KOs). Additional bouts will be announced shortly. “This is going to be our ninth consecutive season of Broadway Boxing and I truly believe that each year has been better than the last,” stated Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Nearly every Broadway Boxing card we staged last year in New York was a complete sell-out, and we are looking to continue that run with another great event on January 23rd. The card will be stacked with some of the most promising young prospects in boxing.”

On January 23, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) will kick off its 9th consecutive season of the popular New York based Broadway …


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Włodarczyk-Mormeck on Feb 9 in Equatorial Guinea

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Ringpolska

WBC cruiserweight world champion Krzysztof Włodarczyk (47-2, 33 KOs) of Poland will defend his title against France’s Jean-Marc Mormeck (36-5, 22 KOs) on February 9 in a very exotic place – an open soccer stadium in Equatorial Guinea. “It will be a special day for Guinea – The country’s president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, will be honorary chairman of the event and the day of the Wlodarczyk-Mormeck fight will be declared free of work for every citizen in this country,” said Andrzej Wasilewski, Wlodarczyk promoter.

The clash between Włodarczyk and Mormeck, a former WBC and WBA cruiserweight champ, will happen in either Equatorial Guinea’s capitol Moloco, or in the African nation’s biggest city Bata. In his last fight Włodarczyk unanimously defeated WBC #1 contender, Puerto Rico Francisco Palacios, and Mormeck, fighting in heavyweight division, lost by fourth round KO to WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO champ Wladimir Klitschko.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Ringpolska WBC cruiserweight world champion Krzysztof Włodarczyk (47-2, 33 KOs) of Poland will defend his title …


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Golden Boy inks Anthony Ogogo

Today Golden Boy Promotions announced the signing of a promotional agreement with 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist for Great Britain Anthony Ogogo. “Anthony Ogogo has everything you look for in a boxer,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “He can fight, he has style and charisma and he has amazing crossover potential. I have no doubt that Anthony has the skills in the ring and the personality outside of it to make him a global boxing star. We are proud to have him on our team and this is just the first step in our growing commitment to British boxing.” A date, venue and opponent for Ogogo’s professional debut will be announced shortly.

Today Golden Boy Promotions announced the signing of a promotional agreement with 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist for Great Britain Anthony …



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Possible Juanma foes narrowed down to three

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best Boxing Promotions, said he is considering three potential opponents for former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez, who returns on February 2 at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, of which the frontrunner is Brazilian. “We are working on the issue of the opponent, waiting for them to sign the contract. They are likely to be from Brazil but we are all waiting for it to be signed. We also have under consideration a Mexican and a Mexican-American. One of those three will be the opponent,” he said.

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best Boxing Promotions, said he is considering three …


UFC

The Surprising Return of Todd Duffee

Todd Duffee wasn’t taking phone calls. Not from his manager Bob Cook, not from anybody.

Frustrated with the business of mixed martial arts after only fighting a combined 53 seconds in nearly two years, Duffee was about to take a leap into the world of kickboxing and begin training overseas, so he was showing his apartment to a buddy when his phone began ringing off the hook just before Thanksgiving . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi on UFC.com
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Todd Duffee wasn’t taking phone calls. Not from his manager Bob Cook, not from anybody. Frustrated with the business of …


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Larry Donald to return

By Brendan George

Heavyweight Larry “The Legend” Donald (42-5, 24 KOs) returns to the ring February 9 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Centre in Covington, KY, against Jason Gavern (21-13, 14 KOs). Donald last fought in June 2007 against current WBA Champion Alexander Povetkin losing a decision. When asked why he was making a comeback, Larry stated the following: “I’m in great condition. I never lost it and I’m giving all these heavyweights hell in sparring. I never lost the passion for competition.” (more…)

By Brendan George Heavyweight Larry “The Legend” Donald (42-5, 24 KOs) returns to the ring February 9 at the Northern …


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Harrison teams with Fried to handle boxing career

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By Gary “Digital” Williams

Undefeated Washington, DC welterweight Dusty Harrison will team with noted DC attorney Jeff Fried for the next phase of his boxing career. According to Harrison’s father, Buddy, this will allow the 18-year-old fan favorite (11-0, seven KO’s) the ability to remain a free agent and not sign with any promoter. “Jeff knows his business and this is a great opportunity for Dusty to grow in this business,” Buddy Harrison said. Fried (pronounced Freed) is well known in the boxing and sports business, having advised boxers like Lamont Peterson, Tony Thompson and Sharmba Mitchell along with other sports notables like NBA players Steve Francis, Ty Lawson and Monta Ellis, golfer Corey Pavin and CBS Sports announcer James Brown. “I am totally committed to moving Dusty to the welterweight title,” Fried told Fightnews. “We are looking to get Dusty back in the ring in February.”

By Gary “Digital” Williams Undefeated Washington, DC welterweight Dusty Harrison will team with noted DC attorney Jeff Fried for the …


Boxing News

Arreola-Stiverne facing another delay?

The WBC heavyweight eliminator to find a mandatory challenger for Vitali Klitschko between WBC #1 Chris Arreola and WBC #2 Bermane Stiverne looks to have run into another roadblock. The bout was originally to be promoted by Don King and take place by the end of December after DKP won a purse bid. The bout was then moved to January 26 on a Goossen Tutor card in Los Angeles headlined by Andre Ward vs. Kelly Pavlik. When Ward suffered an injury the card was pushed back to March 2. Now news that Ward-Pavlik is off (due to Ward needing shoulder surgery) could likely result in Arreola-Stiverne moving to yet another date.

The WBC heavyweight eliminator to find a mandatory challenger for Vitali Klitschko between WBC #1 Chris Arreola and WBC #2 …


Boxing News

Adamek-Cunningham Scoring Analysis

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By Barry Lindenman

1. In only two of the twelve rounds did all three judges agree on the winner of the round (rounds five and eleven, both scored for Adamek).

2. There was disagreement among the judges in 83% of the rounds (rounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12).

4. Judge Tom Miller was the “lone wolf” in only one of the rounds (round 10).

5. Judge Deb Barnes was the “lone wolf” in three of the rounds (rounds 2, 9 and 12).

6. Judge Dave Greer was the “lone wolf” in six of the rounds (rounds 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8)

7. Judges Miller and Greer had the bout even after six rounds. Judge Barnes had the bout even after eight rounds.

8. Despite having a different winner, Judges Miller and Barnes agreed on eight of the twelve rounds.

9. Despite both scoring the bout for Adamek, Judges Barnes are Greer only agreed on three of the twelve rounds. (more…)

By Barry Lindenman 1. In only two of the twelve rounds did all three judges agree on the winner of …


UFC

Tim Boetsch – The Forgotten Contender

The middleweight division continues to become increasingly competitive. Over the past two years, while Anderson Silva’s reign atop the 185-pounders has endured, the race to fill out the weight class’s upper tier has ignited into a firestorm . . . Click here for more by Duane Finley on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II is LIVE on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Saturday, Dec. 29. Click here for more info.

The middleweight division continues to become increasingly competitive. Over the past two years, while Anderson Silva’s reign atop the 185-pounders …


Boxing News

Boxing back in Detroit Friday

By Bob Ryder

Promoter Greg Ahrens along with matchmaker Carlos Llinas present a card of professional boxing at the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit this Friday. Scheduled to appear in the main event is Darryl “Peoples Choice” Cunningham vs Eric Burke. Willie “Fortune 500” Fortune will head up the co main event 8 rounder. Also of interest to many will be the long awaited pro debut of celebrated local amateur star Eric DeLeon. Canadian heavyweight Ali Mansour returns to a Detroit ring after having just fought in Windsor two weeks prior. Looking to entertain fans in separate bouts are local favorites James Smith, Alejandro Hernandez, Leo Nolan, and Jeff Kugel. (more…)

By Bob Ryder Promoter Greg Ahrens along with matchmaker Carlos Llinas present a card of professional boxing at the Masonic …


Boxing News

Spinks-Molina collide Feb 1 in Chicago

ESPN Friday Night Fights will return to Chicago’s UIC Pavilion on February 1 headlined by an IBF junior middleweight title eliminator between Windy City fan favorite and perennial contender “King” Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) and two division and five-time world champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks (39-7, 11 KOs). Molina is currently world ranked #4 by the IBF and #7 by the WBC while Spinks is ranked #12 by the IBF.

Also featured is a ten round welterweight clash between Mexican boxing legend and two-time former world champion Jose Luis Castillo (64-11-1, 55 KOs) and Antwone “The Truth” Smith (22-4-1, 12 KOs). In a special attraction eight round clash, fast rising Polish heavyweight prospect Artur “The Pin” Szpilka (12-0, 9 KOs) will battle “Merciless” Mike Mollo 20-3-1, 12 KOs).

Additionally, in separate bouts will be local favorites; middleweight contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George (23-3-1, 20 KOs), highly regarded and undefeated super middleweight prospect Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (8-0, 5 KOs) and popular welterweight newcomer Jimmy Murphy (1-0,1 KO).

ESPN Friday Night Fights will return to Chicago’s UIC Pavilion on February 1 headlined by an IBF junior middleweight title …


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Gonzalez looks to to reignite career

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Looking to erase the memory of his lackluster, overweight performance last September against former world champion Sergei Dzinziruk, Puerto Rican junior middleweight slugger Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez (15-0-1, 13 KOs) will appear in the co-featured bout of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights 2013 debut broadcast on January 4 at the Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida against Derek “Pooh” Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KOs). According to advisor Gabby Penagaricano, the debacle in September taught Gonzalez a lot about the commitment required to excel at the elite level of boxing. “Jonathan has been in camp in Florida for close to two full months without any interruptions. These have been the best preparations of his career. He’ll be 100% on fight night, on weight and ready to go.” (more…)

Looking to erase the memory of his lackluster, overweight performance last September against former world champion Sergei Dzinziruk, Puerto Rican …


Boxing News

JC Reveco to defend in Japan?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source informed Fightnews.com about the possibility of Argentinian WBA interim flyweight world champion Juan Carlos Reveco (29-1, 16 KOs) defending his world title for the third time against Masuyuki Kuroda (21-3-2, 13 KOs) on February 27 in Tokyo, Japan. Kuroda is already scheduled to defend his domestic crown against Ryoichi Tagushi (17-1-1, 8 KOs) at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall on February 1.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source informed Fightnews.com about the possibility of Argentinian WBA interim flyweight world champion Juan Carlos …


UFC

The UFC 155 Blueprint: Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez knows what it is like to reach the top of the mixed martial arts mountain.

On October 23, 2010, Velasquez knocked out Brock Lesnar to win the UFC heavyweight championship. It was a coronation of sorts. From the day he entered the sport, those close to him loudly proclaimed that Velasquez would one day become a champion . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II is LIVE on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Saturday, Dec. 29. Click here for more info.

Cain Velasquez knows what it is like to reach the top of the mixed martial arts mountain. On October 23, …


Boxing News

Bauwens still unbeaten

Unbeaten Belgian jr welterweight star Jean-Pierre “Junior” Bauwens (27-0-1, 15 KOs) hammered out an eight round unanimous decision over Ahmed El Hamwi (8-4-1, 1 KO) before a sold out crowd attending the annual Christmas boxing card Tuesday night at the Sporthal Izegem in Izegem, Belgium. The 24-year-old is expected to challenge for the European championship in 2013.

Unbeaten Belgian jr welterweight star Jean-Pierre “Junior” Bauwens (27-0-1, 15 KOs) hammered out an eight round unanimous decision over Ahmed …


UFC

Eddie Wineland – Letting Loose

It took him three fights, but when Eddie Wineland secured his first UFC victory with a Fight of the Night knockout of Scott Jorgensen in June, it was an affirmation that the first ever WEC bantamweight champion truly belonged with the elite 135-pounders plying their trade in the Octagon . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II is LIVE on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Saturday, Dec. 29. Click here for more info.

It took him three fights, but when Eddie Wineland secured his first UFC victory with a Fight of the Night …


Boxing News

Hidaka stops Siagian

By Joe Koizumi

On Christmas Eve, unbeaten Japanese heavyweight Rio Hidaka (9-0, 8 KOs), 215.5, halted Indonesian Yasir Siagian (19-11, 12 KOs), 184.25, at 2:25 of the second round on Monday in Osaka, Japan. After they probed each other in the first round, Hidaka recklessly swarmed over the game Indonesian and had him down to the ropes for a mandatory eight count. As the referee resumed the fight, Hidaka accelerated his attack to prompt the third man to call a halt soon. Hidaka is willing to test his fists against Australian opponents next year. Promoter: Apollo Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi On Christmas Eve, unbeaten Japanese heavyweight Rio Hidaka (9-0, 8 KOs), 215.5, halted Indonesian Yasir Siagian (19-11, …


Boxing News

Bauwens headlines Christmas Day fight card

Every year boxing fans fill the Sporthal Izegem in Izegem, Belgium for the annual Christmas Day fight card. This year, the main event features unbeaten Brlgian jr welterweight star Jean Pierre Bauwens (26-0-1, 15 KOs) against Ahmed El Hamwi (8-3-1, 1 KO) in an eight-rounder. Six pro bouts are scheduled. Matchmaker Luc Joye.

Every year boxing fans fill the Sporthal Izegem in Izegem, Belgium for the annual Christmas Day fight card. This year, …


Boxing News

Daniel Santos to return?

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former welterweight and jr middleweight world champion Daniel Santos (32-4-1, 23 KOs), who hasn’t fought since he lost his 154lb title to Yuri Foreman in November 2009, is considering the possibility of returning to action in early 2013 according to a credible source.

“The man is in great physical condition and has been training for the past few months in the Olympic Village and now in Bayamon. This is perhaps his last chance and he must get on the bus. If everything goes well, as expected, he should be fighting for a title, at middleweight, sometime in the coming year,” said the source. “You know that Santos’ career has had ups and downs because he is an uncomfortable southpaw and has also had management problems but it seems to me that there is enough gasoline left to become world champion again.”

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Former welterweight and jr middleweight world champion Daniel Santos (32-4-1, 23 KOs), who hasn’t …


UFC

Cain Velasquez: Seven defining moments

He’s been to the top of the heavyweight mountain, and on Saturday, December 29, Cain Velasquez gets the opportunity to get there a second time when he faces the man who took his title, Junior dos Santos. Before this highly-anticipated UFC 155 rematch takes place, let’s look back at how Velasquez got here . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II is LIVE on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Saturday, Dec. 29. Click here for more info.

He’s been to the top of the heavyweight mountain, and on Saturday, December 29, Cain Velasquez gets the opportunity to …


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Adamek-Cunningham: full report/photo gallery

Ringside Report: John DiSanto/PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos: Tri Nguyen/Georgetown Productions

Tomasz Adamek won his long-awaited rematch this past Saturday with Steve Cunningham at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. Like their first bout at cruiserweight in 2008, this heavyweight contest was another excellent battle that was filled with clean punching, a grinding pace, tons of drama, and high quality fighting. Click here for ringside report and photos galore…

Ringside Report: John DiSanto/PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Tri Nguyen/Georgetown Productions Tomasz Adamek won his long-awaited rematch this past Saturday with Steve Cunningham …










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