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Abril-Tatli final press conference

Abril-Tatli final press conference

By Pasi Taavitsainen WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) and unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs) faced off today in ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat If you now weigh 160 pounds, how long will you take to gain 40 pounds to become ...

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today Photo: Bob Ryder Heavyweight Johnathon Banks (29-2, 19 KOs) is returning to the ring after 15 months. He ...

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

By David Robinett Photos: Naoki Fukuda Following Floyd Mayweather's unanimous decision victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena ...

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Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Sumio Yamada The highly anticipated rematch of Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana was shown live here in Japan, ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

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Boxing Result

Peterson dethrones Khan; wins split decision

By Billy “Loops” Luppert at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

It’s a candidate for fight of the year, one that will certainly be upset of the year. Lamont Peterson scored a majority 12 round decision over Amir Khan in an all out slugfest. Scores of the bout were 113-112 twice, and 111-114. Khan knocked Peterson down in the first round, but was deducted a point in the 7th for pushing, and the 12th for hitting on the break, which ultimately cost him the fight. Both fighters gave as much as they took, with the crowd in the Washington DC Convention Center on their feet for the duration of the fight. Peterson was the aggressor during the bout, and didn’t back down to the speed and power of Khan. With the hometown crowd cheering him on every round, Peterson came into the fight as an 11/1 underdog, and refused to back down, as his hometown fans cheered as loud as they could with every punch landed. Both fighters were hurt in the fight, but both fighters refused to back down, almost as if they were feeding off the crowds energy. Khan and Peterson put their heart and soul into the 12 rounds and left all they had in the ring, and despite the decision, it’s a fight that will be remembered more for the action, than who won the fight. Nobody, outside those in his corner, expected Peterson to give the performance he gave, and it left all those in attendance clamoring for a rematch. With the win, Peterson claims the WBA and IBF 140lb titles, and improves to 30-1-1 (15), while Khan drops to 26-2 (18).

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya called Seth Mitchell the future of the American heavyweights, and Mitchell did his part to back up the talk by scoring the biggest win of his career by being the first man to stop former Olympian Timur Ibragimov. Mitchell was in control the whole fight as Ibragimov had no answer for the right hand of the former Michigan State Linebacker. With the hometown crowd cheering on every big punch landed, Ibragimov simply couldn’t get anything off, while Mitchell launched his attack, battering Ibragimov against the ropes until the referee stepped in and stopped the fight at 2:48 of Round 2. With the win Mitchell of nearby Brandywine, MD improves to 24-0-1 (17), while Ibragimov, whose status as a middle of the road contender may be over, drops to 30-4-1 (16).

Lamont Peterson’s brother Anthony (31-1, 20KO’s) scored a one-sided decision over faded former title challenger Daniel Attah (26-9-1, 9KO’s) over 8 rounds. All 3 judges scored the bout a shutout for Peterson at 80-72. Attah had no answer for the crisp combinations that Peterson unloaded on him over the duration of the fight, but showed a lot of heart as he was able to hang in for 8 rounds, but had no answer for anything Peterson threw at him. For more details and photos click here…



December 11th, 2011



Boxing Result

Viloria stops Segura in round eight

In a war, WBO flyweight champion Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (30-3, 17 KOs) scored an exciting eighth round TKO over former unified light flyweight champion Giovanni Segura (28-2-1, 24 KOs) on Sunday (Saturday night in the U.S.) at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Philippines. Great two-way action from the get-go, with Viloria getting the better of the former 108lb star. The right side of Segura’s head was grotesquely swollen after three rounds. Viloria seemed to be fading in the middle rounds as Segura came on. Viloria staggered Segura in the eighth and bout was stopped by the referee. Time was :29.

In an important IBF super featherweight elimination bout, IBF #5 Martin Honorio (33-6-1, 16 KOs) scored a twelve round split decision over IBF #4 Fahsai Sakkreerin (36-4, 20 KOs). Sakkreerin was the aggressor in the bout but Honorio came on late. Scores were 116-112, 116-112 for Honorio and 115-113 for Sakkreerin.

Flyweight Ardin Diale (17-6-3, 4 KOs) surprised previously unbeaten Lolito Sonsona (15-1-1, 5 KOs) winning a clear ten round unanimous decision. Diale never let Sonsona in the fight winning 98-92 on all cards.

Unbeaten lightweight Al Sabaupan (18-0-1, 13 KOs) scored a TKO when Jonel Gadapan (7-3, 5 KOs) didn’t come out for round five. Sabaupan’s body shots made the difference.



December 10th, 2011

Boxing Result

Jones Jr. wins decision over Alexander

In a cruiserweight clash, four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (55-8, 40 KOs) outclassed former “Contender” participant Max Alexander (14-6-2, 2 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night at the Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The 42-year-old Jones rebounded from three straight losses, taking a ten round unanimous decision by scores of 100-90, 99-91, 100-90. Alexander’s last win was in 2007. Jones claimed the UBO Intercontinental belt with the win.

WBA #4 light heavyweight Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (19-0, 8 KOs) scored a second round TKO over former U.S. Olympian Dante Craig (18-11-1, 13 KOs). Coyne dropped Craig in round two and Craig didn’t come out for round three. (more…)



December 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Jones stops Machida at UFC 140

Photos by Ed Mulholland

TORONTO, December 10 – We can’t say UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones looked human yet, but in his second title defense in the main event of UFC 140 at Air Canada Centre Saturday night, “Bones” did actually get punched by challenger Lyoto Machida. But soon enough, the inevitable sunk in, Jones found his range, and he cut, hurt, and then submitted the Brazilian in the second round, capping off a year in which he handed Ryan Bader his first loss, defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for the 205-pound title, and then defended his belt with submissions of former champs “Rampage” Jackson and Machida.. . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

WATCH THE POSTFIGHT PRESSER AFTER THE FIGHT
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December 10th, 2011

Boxing Result

Solis is new WBA interim super flyweight champ

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Canelo Promotions

Venezuelan Liborio Solis (13-3-1, 7 KOs) won a twelve round split decision to defeat Mexican Jose Salgado (27-2, 24 KOs) and claim the vacant WBA super flyweight crown. The judges scored it 117-111, 117-111 for Solis and 117-111 for Salgado. The fight was held at El Palenque de la Feria in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. Click here for more photos…



December 10th, 2011

Boxing Result

Salgado retains IBF title after no contest

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Cesar Ceron

Mexican IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (24-1-1, 16 KOs) suffered a cut above his left eyebrow after an unintentional headbutt in round two against compatriot Miguel “Barreterito” Beltran (26-2, 17 KOs) and the ring doctor ruled the cut was so severe that Salgado could no longer continue. As a result, Saldado retains his crown by no contest. The bout took place at the Estadio Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Click here for more photos…



December 10th, 2011

Boxing Result

Alcine defeats Lemiuex by majority decision

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Joachim Alcine scored a shocking 116-112, 116-112, 114-114 majority decision win over David Lemieux in a battle of local rivals at the Bell Centre in Montreal Saturday night. Lemieux came out strong but the former world champion Alcine, who was fighting above his regular 154 pounds, was able to weather the storm and came back and rocked Lemieux in the fourth round. Alcine did what he could to get inside the 22-year-old’s head by smiling, asking for more, and continually pounding his chest. Lemieux wouldn’t admit that the experienced Alcine got the best of him mentally, but did admit that the tactics did have him loading up on his punches a bit more. Alcine swept the last four rounds on the judges’ scorecards as Lemieux’s production slowed in what ultimately cost him the fight. (more…)



December 10th, 2011

Feature Story

Seth Mitchell “Ready for War!” against Ibragimov; primed to be next heavyweight champ

By Tri Nguyen, Photo: Tri Nguyen

Talk to any group of boxing fans about the heavyweight division and you’ll hear the same lines over and over: “There are no compelling fighters.” “It’s the weakest division in boxing.” “America has no good heavyweights!” Enter Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell. The former standout college linebacker fighting out of Brandywine, MD has been groomed for a title shot since entering the sport five years ago. With just 10 amateur fights and an undefeated professional career of 24 fights (1 draw), he may be rounding into peak form at the right time. (more…)



December 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Interview: Brian Viloria

By Dennis Principe



December 10th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Pasig City, Philippines

By Dennis Principe

Protagonists Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria and Mexican Giovanni Segura easily made the weight for their World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight title fight set this Sunday (Saturday night in the U.S.) at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Philippines. The 31-year old Viloria tipped the scales at 112lbs while Segura tallied the same weight. Viloria will be making the first defense of his WBO crown which he won when he decisioned Julio Cesar Miranda last July in Hawaii.

The Complete Card:
Brian Viloria 112 vs. Giovanni Segura 112
Al Sabaupan 134.5 vs. Jonel Gadapan 134
Martin Honorio 130 vs. Fahsai Sakkreerin 130
Lolito Sonsona 112 vs. Ardin Diale 112
Jun Doliguez 129 vs. Jomar Borbon 130
Karlo Maquinto 114 vs. Argie Toquero 114



December 10th, 2011

UFC

What does Jon Jones do for an encore?

UFC 140 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

Despite being at the center of a whirlwind 2011 campaign that saw him go from phenom to champion to defending champion in the space of the year, Jon Jones likes to keep things as simple as possible when it comes to his fighting career. There’s no running down the list of contenders, no tape watching of challengers he may fight a year from now. It’s all about what’s right in front of him – now . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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December 10th, 2011

Feature Story

Viloria vs Segura: Small boxers, huge fight tonight on PPV

By Graham Houston

The little fighters just don’t get the respect they deserve. For instance there’s a tremendous fight in Manila today between Brian Viloria, the Hawaiian-born fighter of Filipino ancestry, and Mexico’s Giovani Segura but it has attracted little attention and most sportsbooks aren’t offering odds. I just don’t understand this. The fight is a battle of champions: Viloria defending his flyweight title while Segura, a champion at junior flyweight, moves up four pounds in weight.

Segura is the favourite after a run of nine consecutive stoppage wins, including two crunching victories over Ivan Calderon, whose superb boxing skills weren’t enough against the relentless attack of the bigger, stronger Segura. Tonight (early Sunday morning in the Philippines), Segura is the betting favourite but faces a difficult task. Viloria is going to have the crowd on his side and he is a skilled boxer and the strongest and hardest hitting fighter that Segura has faced. (more…)



December 10th, 2011

Full Report

Estrada Victorious In Return

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof

2004 United States Olympian and Providence, RI’s own Jason “Big Six” Estrada (17-4, 4 KOs) made his return to the heavyweight division a successful one as he easily outpointed journeyman Joseph Rabotte (11-19-1, 3 KOs) over eight rounds on Friday night at the West Warwick Civic Center in West Warwick, RI. The judges scored the bout a perfect shutout for Estrada, 80-71 twice, and 80-72. The seven bout fight card was promoted by Roland Estrada and Big Six Entertainment. All of the bouts were put together by matchmaker Mark Vaz, and all media relations were handled by Ted Panagiotis. (more…)



December 10th, 2011

Full Report

Sinyabi wins in five

By Ron Jackson

Macbute Sinyabi retained his SA junior featherweight title when he stopped Thabo Sonjica in the fifth round in East London on Friday night. After a sensational start to their rematch, in which Sonjica (55kg) took two counts of eight in the first minute, Sinyabi (54.95kg) had to ward off a courageous fightback from the challenger. Sinyabi, making the seventh defence of his title, turned the tide when another solid one-two combination convinced referee Lulama Mtya to stop the bout after 2 minutes 27 seconds of the fifth round. (more…)



December 10th, 2011

Column

Khan looking to whip Peterson in his hometown

By Graham Houston

Amir Khan defends his junior welter titles against Lamont Peterson in his opponent’s backyard of Washington DC, with HBO televising. Khan is a big favourite and he looks just too fast, too talented and too athletic for Peterson even though the challenger is a game and capable fighter. My first thoughts were that Khan would use his jab, fire off bursts of punches and box his way to a wide win on the scorecards. With the fight getting closer, though, I am not so sure that Peterson will be able to get through the 12 rounds. Khan looked tremendous at the weigh-in — big and muscular — and he talks of putting on an impressive show as he heads towards super-stardom and a potential megafight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (more…)



December 10th, 2011

Boxing Result

Matthyse wins by KO his return

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Argentinian super lightweight contender Lucas Matthysse scored a fourth round KO over compatriot Sergio Omar Priotti on Friday night at the Cycling Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After winning in a comprehensive and clear fashion, Matthysse will seek a world championship fight in 2012. Matthysse’s only defeats have been controversial decisions against former world champions Zab Judah and Devon Alexander.



December 10th, 2011

Boxing Result

Glen Donaire stops Alex “El Nene” Sanchez

Flyweight Glen Donaire (18-4-1, 10 KOs) derailed the comeback of former WBO minimumweight champion Alex “El Nene” Sánchez (31-8-1, 21 KOs) Vs on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Returning after a four year layoff, the 38-year-old Sanchez was knocked down twice in round two by Donaire, the brother of world champion Nonito Donaire. After taking more punishment from Donaire in the following rounds, Sanchez didn’t come out for round nine. It seemed Sanchez suffered an injury to his left wrist.

Unbeaten super featherweight Luis Franco (12-0, 8 KOs) stopped Leopoldo Gonzalez (11-5-1, 7 KOs) with a brutal assault in round two.



December 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Dawson defeats Kalakoda in rematch

Report and photo by Brett Bonetti

Former two time world title challenger Daniel “The Rock” Dawson (37-3 -1, 24 KOs) defeated a game Virgil Kalakoda (25-7-3) from South Africa via majority decision to claim the PABA & Pan African Middleweight Titles at the WA Italian Club, North Perth, Australia tonight. Dawson and Kalakoda fought to an entertaining draw in July this year and Dawson was determined to be victorious this time round. In a tough fight to score, Dawson started the fight well and took majority of the early rounds landing the cleaner blows. But in Round 7, Kalakoda hurt Dawson with a good body shot to get himself back in the fight as Dawson seemed to be tiring. (more…)



December 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Golovkin targets Sturm after KO of Simon

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin won impressively by first round KO against Lajuan Simon to defend his title for the third time and also captured the vacant IBO belt in the process Friday night in in Düsseldorf, Germany. “It was a short but interesting fight. I am so happy that I won and want to thank my entire team. I want to fight Felix Sturm now and I know it will be the same result. I have shown the boxing fans that I am the true middleweight champion of the world,” said Golovkin.

“I couldn’t see the shot and I got caught with a big punch. I am feeling OK now,” Lajuan stated after the fight and his first career knockout loss.

Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions added, “We are very happy to have a new double world champion signed with K2. Against Simon he has shown why he is now called ‘Sturm Killer’. It was a devastating knockout and it showed why Gennady is the most dangerous middleweight in the world.”



December 9th, 2011

Scale Watch

UFC 140 at the scales

UFC 140 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 10!

At the scales for UFC 140, which is headlined by the five round UFC light heavyweight championship bout between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida and the heavyweight rematch between Frank Mir and “Minotauro” Nogueira, airing live on Pay-Per-View from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans can also tune in to Ion Television in the US or Sportsnet in Canada for televised prelims at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the rest of the prelim bouts at 5:50 pm ET / 2:50 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Jon Jones (205) vs. Lyoto Machida (204)

PPV
Minotauro Nogueira (239) vs. Frank Mir (260)
Rogerio Nogueira (204.5) vs. Tito Ortiz (206)
Brian Ebersole (170.5) vs. Claude Patrick (171)
Chan Sung Jung (145.5) vs. Mark Hominick (145)

ION TELEVISED PRELIMS
Igor Pokrajac (205) vs. Krzysztof Soszynski (206)
Jared Hamman (185) vs. Costa Philippou (185)
Dennis Hallman (158.5*) vs. John Makdessi (155.5)
Yves Jabouin (136) vs. Walel Watson (135.5)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Nik Lentz (156) vs. Mark Bocek (156)
Jake Hecht (170.5) vs. Rich Attonito (170.5)
John Cholish (156) vs. Mitch Clarke (154.5)

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December 9th, 2011

Boxing News

UFC updates

UFC 140 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 10!

Jones vs Machida, A Rematch 3 Years In The Making, and Tito Returns Tomorrow Night: Don’t miss a stacked night of fights tomorrow night as Jon Jones defends the light heavyweight title against former champion Lyoto Machida, Minotauro Nogueira looks to avenge a 2008 loss against Frank Mir, and Tito Ortiz returns to take on Rogerio Nogueira! UFC 140 Presented by TapouT – Live at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on Pay-Per-View and UFC.TV

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December 9th, 2011

Scale Watch

Khan, Peterson hit scale in Washington, DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams at the scale
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Participants on the Capital Showdown card in Washington, DC hit the scales in front of a packed house at the Carnegie Library directly across the street from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center where the card will be held Saturday night.

WBA/IBF Super Lightweight champion Amir Khan stepped on the scale as Khan fans chanted and blew airhorns. Khan weighed in at 139 pounds. The challenger, Lamont Peterson, thrilled his hometown fans when he hit the scale and weighed in at the super lightweight limit of 140 pounds.

The players in the heavyweight co-feature followed. Hometown hero Seth Mitchell will have an almost 20-pound weight advantage when he faces Timor Ibragimov. Mitchell came in at 240 1/2 and Ibragimov weighed 221.

Here are the rest of the weights for the card:

Anthony Peterson 137 vs. Daniel Attah 136
Fernando Guerrero 162 vs. Robert Kliewer 161
Jamie Kavanaugh 135 vs. Ramsies Gil 135
Thomas Williams, Jr. 174 vs. Reynaldo Rodriguez 171
Dusty Harrison 144 vs. Terrell Davis 146
Terron Grant 134 vs. Deshawn Autry 134
Joshua Davis 134 vs. Chris Russell 134
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December 9th, 2011

Boxing Result

Golovkin destroys Simon in 2:17, retains WBA belt

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (22-0, 19 KOs) scored a devastating first round annihilation of Lajuan Simon (22-4-2, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Ballsaal Interconti-Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany. Golovkin laid out Simon for the count at 2:17 with a devastating left hook. It was the first time Simon has ever been stopped. It was Golovkin’s third defense of the WBA “regular” belt, all by KO. Click here for more photos…



December 9th, 2011

Boxing Result

Sinyabi retains SA junior featherweight title

By Ron Jackson

In an untidy and wild swinging affair Macbute Sinyabi retained his South African junior featherweight title when he stopped Thabo Sonjica at 2 minute 27 seconds into the fifth round and in the co-feature Sabelo Jubatha won the vacant South African featherweight title on a fourth round technical knockout over Simphiwe Tom at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night.

Full report to come.



December 9th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Montreal

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

David Lemieux 159.2 vs. Joachim Alcine 156.4
(WBC International Title)
Adonis Stevenson 166.4 vs. Aaron Pryor Jr. 165.6
(NABA and NABO super middleweight title)
Arash Usmanee 131.2 vs. Antonio Joao Bento 130.2
Eleider Alvarez 174.2 vs. Emilliano Cayetano 170.4
(NABO light heavyweight title)
Oscar Rivas 234.2 vs. Matthew 247.4
Tyler Asseltine 126.2 vs. Philippe Frenois 126.6
Ghislaim Maduma 140.4 vs. Jeremy Abbott 141.2
Baha Laham 129.6 vs. Csaba Toth 127.8
Kevin Lavallee 129.6 vs. Ignac Kassai 126.8
Didier Bence 235.2 vs. Sandy Pembroke 253.6
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal
Promoter: Group Yvon Michel



December 9th, 2011




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