Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

By Nick Giongco Jerwin Ancajas is raring to make the first defense of his IBF super-flyweight title against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico ...

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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com In the main event at Ballys Atlantic City, junior featherweight Daniel Roman, 22-2-1, 8 KOs, ...

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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned statements made by WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia's father and trainer Angel Garcia during the Garcia-Thurman ...

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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

The newest American boxing world champion is 22-year-old Gervonta "Tank" Davis from Baltimore, Maryland, who claimed the IBF super featherweight title with ...

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Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime The highly anticipated welterweight unification showdown between unbeaten WBA world champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) ...

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IBF OKs Geale vs. Mundine

Gary Shaw Productions has been granted an “Exception to Regulations” by the IBF on behalf of unified IBF/WBA middleweight champion, Daniel “Real Deal” Geale (28-1, 15 KOs), to participate in an optional IBF world title fight against Anthony Mundine (44-4, 26 KOs) prior to his mandatory defense.

“Now that we got the green light from the IBF to make this fight, I’m going to work hard to get everything completed,” said promoter Gary Shaw. “This might be the biggest fight in Australian boxing history as both fighters consider this a grudge match.”

Geale tasted defeat for the first and only time when these two fighters faced each other back in May of 2009. Geale lost a controversial split decision and he’s looking to set the record straight once and for all. (more…)

Gary Shaw Productions has been granted an “Exception to Regulations” by the IBF on behalf of unified IBF/WBA middleweight champion, …


Boxing News

Guerrero-Berto on November 24

WBC interim welterweight titleholder Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero will face former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto on November 24 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, according to Guerrero’s hometown newspaper the Gilroy Dispatch. The card will also reportedly feature WBA interim lightweight beltholder Richard Abril against Sharif Bogere and former world champion Carlos Quintana against Keith Thurman.

WBC interim welterweight titleholder Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero will face former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto on November 24 at …



Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Martirosyan-Lara

Thanksgiving arrives early when knockout artists top-rated super welterweight contenders Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan and Erislandy “El Oro Del Guantanamo” Lara and undefeated #1 featherweight contender Miguel “Mikey” Garcia and former world featherweight champion Jonathan “Yoni” Barros, look to knock the stuffing out of each other on an explosive card that will take place Saturday, November 10, in the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas. Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. Martirosyan and Lara will battle in a 12-round WBC super welterweight title elimination bout with the winner being declared the division’s mandatory challenger. Garcia and Barros will open the telecast in 10-round featherweight clash. The undercard will feature undefeated contenders, Las Vegas native Jessie Magdaleno, and Philadelphia fireball Jesse Hart, son of the great middleweight contender Eugene “Cyclone” Hart, in separate super bantamweight and super middleweight bouts, respectively.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate and Wynn Las Vegas, tickets to this all-action event go on sale Tomorrow! Tuesday, October 16 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets are priced at $125, $75 and $40, plus a $3 service fee, and are inclusive of applicable taxes. Tickets can be purchased by calling (702) 770-7118, through the website wynnlasvegas.com or by visiting the Wynn Ticket Office (Friday-Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. PT / Wednesday-Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT) or the Wynn Concierge (Daily: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. PT.)

Thanksgiving arrives early when knockout artists top-rated super welterweight contenders Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan and Erislandy “El Oro Del Guantanamo” …


Boxing News

Demyanenko-Frias collide on Nov 3rd

In a well matched all-southpaw main event, Vitaliy Demyanenko (21-0, 12 KOs) and Damian Frias (19-5-1, 10 KOs) square off November 3rd. The contracted weight for the fight will be 148 pounds. The bout will take place at the Emerald Casino in Tacoma, Washington with Brian Halquist promoting. Demyanenko, promoted by Boxing360 is fresh off his unanimous decision victory of veteran Roberto Valenzuela. Frias who is managed by Si Stern (manager of world champion Randall Bailey), dropped a unanimous decision to Carlos Molina in his last bout.

In a well matched all-southpaw main event, Vitaliy Demyanenko (21-0, 12 KOs) and Damian Frias (19-5-1, 10 KOs) square off …




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Adamek will not fight Solis on December 22

By Przemek Garczarczyk

The old saying in boxing that nothing is done until both fighters are in the ring, proved to be true yet again – Odlanier Solis (18-1, 12 KO) will NOT be fighting Tomasz Adamek (47-2, 29 KO) in the main event of highly anticipated NBC event on December 22 in Bethelhem, Pennsylvania. Technically, Solis was never “in” for Adamek, because contracts between parties was never signed, but it was expected that this fight would happen as projected. In the next couple of days we should know who will be stepping in front of Adamek on December 22.

By Przemek Garczarczyk The old saying in boxing that nothing is done until both fighters are in the ring, proved …


Announcement

Garcia wins Briscoe Award as Philly Fighter Of The Year

By John DiSanto; Photo by Gary Purfield

WBA and WBC jr welterweight champion Danny Garcia was awarded the Briscoe Award as “2011 Philly Fighter of the Year” at the 5th Annual Briscoe Awards. The Briscoe Awards are inspired by middleweight contender Bennie Briscoe, who is considered one of the best to never win a world title. Briscoe (66-24-5-1, 53 KOs) fought professionally from 1962 to 1982 and contended for the middleweight championship three times. This year Briscoe Awards were also delegated for “Philly Fighter of the Year” and “KO of the Year” (by a Philly fighter). In addition to the annual awards, former world bantamweight champion and living legend Jeff Chandler was presented with a new WBA championship belt and honored with a museum exhibit dedicated to his career. Click here to read about the ceremony and see photos of the winners plus the Jeff Chandler exhibit.

By John DiSanto; Photo by Gary Purfield WBA and WBC jr welterweight champion Danny Garcia was awarded the Briscoe Award …


UFC

UFC 153 musings

Pound-for-pound kingpin Anderson Silva proved yet again why he is viewed as the very best fighter on the planet by easily dispatching with an overmatched Stephan Bonnar on Saturday night. It was absolutely a no-win situation for the champ. A loss to Bonnar would have been disastrous to his legacy. Even allowing Bonnar to survive into the second round, something that neither of Silva’s previous two 205-pound opponents did, would be fodder for his critics . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le is live on FUEL TV from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Click here for more info

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UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info

Pound-for-pound kingpin Anderson Silva proved yet again why he is viewed as the very best fighter on the planet by …


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Malignaggi: I have a lot to prove to myself

Last week native Brooklynite Paulie Malignaggi (31-4, 7 KOs) spoke to the media about defending his WBA welterweight championship against Pablo Cesar Cano on Saturday’s huge inaugural night of boxing from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Here are some highlights:

Your last fight was probably the most aggressive fight in your entire career. You came out there and you had a knockout. Do you have that same sense going into that fight as well?

You know, the last fight I didn’t really look to go for the knockout, it kind of just came. But that’s how I approach every fight. We’ve been working on a little bit more aggression in the gym with Eric Brown. I’ve always been a guy that had good legs and has been able to use my legs, but also develop an arsenal as far as things we can do to come forward as well and it will make me that much more of a well-rounded fighter. I just felt like I was able to step on the gas a little better when I needed to I can box when I need to, but if I need to come forward, if I start seeing my opponent weakening and I need to come forward, we can do that as well, or if there’s a lack of aggression on my opponent’s part I’ll be the one to come forward. I like to just be well-rounded. I like to have options. And the things we’ve been working on in the gym really give me those options, I can fight going forward and I can fight going backward and it’s a good thing for me. (more…)

Last week native Brooklynite Paulie Malignaggi (31-4, 7 KOs) spoke to the media about defending his WBA welterweight championship against …



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Statement from Audley Harrison

“Firstly, I want to congratulate David Price and his team on executing his game-plan so effectively. I said I had prepared very well for this bout and it showed…I was in great shape and went out there with no fear, believing I could win it. I was really in the zone, didn’t get fazed by the crowd, or atmosphere and stay focused on the task. After 8 years, I finally had control of myself again.

“My whole game plan was about avoiding his right, so to get lined up like that is a disappointment for me. Father time has caught up with me, as I didn’t see the initial shot, so could not react. He finished me off like a good pro, so I have no complaints. I have a broken nose for my troubles, so I didn’t get away Scott free. (more…)

“Firstly, I want to congratulate David Price and his team on executing his game-plan so effectively. I said I had …


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Abregu: Dulorme is not going to be able to take the pressure

The hard-hitting Argentinean Luis Carlos Abregu (33-1, 27KO’s), is in the final stage of preparation for his fight back in the United States against the Boricua, Thomas Dulorme (16-0, 12KO’s). Dulorme vs. Abregu will be the main event as part of an HBO tripleheader on October 27 at Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, New York.

How was the preparation for your fight with Dulorme?

Abregu: Everything is going great. We’re working at 100% and we’ll ready for the fight, we will win and we are grateful for the opportunity HBO and Gary Shaw have provided. Our goal is to become world champion once and for all and have come prepared to win. (more…)

The hard-hitting Argentinean Luis Carlos Abregu (33-1, 27KO’s), is in the final stage of preparation for his fight back in …


Announcement

Marcus Temple dies in Cape Town

By Ron Jackson

Former SA flyweight champion and long-time administrator Marcus Temple died in Cape Town on Saturday, October 13. He was 80. Marcus William Leslie Temple was born in Luanshaya on April 21, 1932. He became an outstanding amateur and won the SA flyweight championship in 1949. He represented South Africa at the Empire Games in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1950 and won a bronze medal. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Former SA flyweight champion and long-time administrator Marcus Temple died in Cape Town on Saturday, October 13. …


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Garcia ready to confirm championship status in Morales rematch

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)
Photos: John DiSanto

Coming off his breakthrough victory over Amir Khan, Danny Garcia was poised for more mega fights against the best fighters in the world. But the fight the young champion from Philadelphia was given was another go-round with bona fide legend and future Hall of Famer Erik Morales, the man from whom Garcia won his first world title in March. No one should ever take a fighter like Morales for granted, but the rematch feels like a bit of housekeeping, a chore, that Garcia must endure before moving on with his career.

The problem is that Morales held his own against Garcia last time, and although he’ll be seven months older, he figures to be much better in the fight that appears to be his last hurrah. A stumble by Garcia would be a real setback for him, while another victory may feel like a lateral move. It’s a classic performance trap that Garcia must avoid. (more…)

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com) Photos: John DiSanto Coming off his breakthrough victory over Amir Khan, Danny …



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Walters vs Prescott for WBA belt

By Robert Coster

It’s finally settled. WBA #1 contender Nicholas “Axeman” Walters (21-0, 17 KOs) of Jamaica will cross gloves with WBA #5 contender Daulis Prescott (26-1, 19 KOs) of Colombia on December 13th for the WBA featherweight title left vacant by Celestino Caballero. The title bout will take place in Kingston, Jamaica at the National Indoor Arena and it will be only the second time that the Panama-based Walters will be fighting in front of his home crowd. This event will mark the return of big time boxing to Jamaica and it will be the sixth title fight to be held in the Caribbean island. The card already being billed as “The Rumble on the Jamrock’ will televised by SportsMax, one of the main sponsors of the event. (more…)

By Robert Coster It’s finally settled. WBA #1 contender Nicholas “Axeman” Walters (21-0, 17 KOs) of Jamaica will cross gloves …


Boxing News

Spivey-Salka Report/Gallery

By Chris Perry; photos by Ray Bailey

NABA lightweight champion “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey (42-6-0, 30 KOs) of Portsmouth, VA earned a hard-fought ten-round majority decision victory over “Lighting” Rod Salka (16-2-0, 3 KOs) from Bunola, PA in the main event of the Dee Lee Promotion’s “Go Fight Friday Night!” event at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey this past Friday.

The victory takes Spivey, raked number eight in the world by the WBA prior to the bout, one step closer to his goal of competing for the lightweight championship of the world. (more…)

By Chris Perry; photos by Ray Bailey NABA lightweight champion “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey (42-6-0, 30 KOs) of Portsmouth, VA earned …


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Anderson massacres Munguia

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Heavy handed welterweight “Slick” Michael Anderson (12-1-1, 10 KOs) gave a perfect performance for his homecoming on Saturday night at the Essex County College in Newark New Jersey, dropping fifty fight veteran Miguel Angel Munguia three times en-route to a first round destruction in the eight round main event of the evening. Mariusz Kolodziej’s Global Boxing Promotions and Renee Aiken’s All Out Promotions pulled out all the stops in putting together a great night of entertainment featuring seven exciting bouts, comedians and performances by local rap artists. In The co-feature of evening Ossie “The Ghanaian Warrior” Duran (27-10-2, 10 KOs) rebounded from a two fight losing streak with a workmanlike six round unanimous decision victory over a game but outgunned Joshua “The Berlin bomber” Snyder (9-7-1, 3 KOs). (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer Heavy handed welterweight “Slick” Michael Anderson (12-1-1, 10 KOs) gave a perfect performance for his homecoming on …


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Mulovhedzi retains SA welter title

By Ron Jackson

Tsiko Mulovhedzi came back from a from a first-round knockdown to retain his SA welterweight title when he stopped Kyle Smith at 2 minutes 13 seconds into the fifth round of their fight at the Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon.

In the co-feature, in a battle of former world champions Malcolm Klassen defeated Cassius Baloyi in an eight-rounder. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Tsiko Mulovhedzi came back from a from a first-round knockdown to retain his SA welterweight title when …



Boxing News

Larsen stops Gavern in five

Unbeaten heavyweight Leif Larsen (17-0, 14 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Jason Gavern (21-12-4, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Madrid Arena in Madrid, Spain. Gavern went down in the third, almost didn’t get up from the count, then went down two more times, before a massive uppercut ended it all in fifth. Big thanks to Jarle Adolfsen.

Unbeaten heavyweight Leif Larsen (17-0, 14 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Jason Gavern (21-12-4, 10 KOs) on Friday …


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Cartagena tops Rivera in spicy grudge match

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)

Photo: John DiSanto

The grudge match between highly favored Miguel Cartagena and Jose “Chilli” Rivera almost boiled over into an upset in the main event at Philadelphia’s National Guard Armory Friday night. Prohibitive favorite Cartagena let a hot head and months worth of anger make his first headline bout far more difficult than most expected it would be. Instead of using his superior boxing skills, Cartagena, 111.5 lbs, traded shots with the bigger Rivera, 115, most of the night, and had to hustle to keep his undefeated record intact. Rivera used his size and nothing-to-lose attitude to test the young prospect in a trench war that almost produced a shocker. However, down the stretch, Cartagena cooled off and nailed down the victory at the wire. He took the judge’s verdict, but it wasn’t easy. (more…)

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com) The grudge match between highly favored Miguel Cartagena and Jose “Chilli” Rivera …


Boxing News

Hearns Kayoed, Career in Doubt

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

Intended as a back-on-track fight for Ronnie “The Chosen One” Hearns, import Derrick Findley upset Hearns’ plans and may well have concluded it with a controversy-shrouded ending that left many in the crowd at the Taylor Sportsplex confused as to what they had seen in round two of a scheduled eight.

With middleweight Hearns flat on the deck and being tended to by EMS personnel, the crowd stood in silence for two or three minutes, until referee Frank Garza finally raised the hand of the exuberant Findley, now 20-8.

After some 15 minutes, Hearns, who had collapsed after going halfway through the ropes, was wheeled away on a gurney that was getting full use on this evening. Lightheavyweight Rubin Williams, a spectator, had been transported out of the building after apparently collapsing, and action between Hearns and Findley had to be suspended after the first round until the gurney could be returned. (more…)

By Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder Intended as a back-on-track fight for Ronnie “The Chosen One” Hearns, import Derrick Findley …


UFC

UFC 153 postfight recap

Eight fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 153 post-fight press conference: Jon Fitch, Glover Teixeira, Demian Maia, Rony Jason, Phil Davis, Anderson Silva, Erick Silva, and Minotauro Nogueira.

Fitch and Silva earned Fight of the Night for their exciting, back-and-forth brawl. Fitch was able to impose his will in the first round, roughing up Silva on the ground and against the cage. Silva threatened with submissions in the second frame, but was unable to put Fitch away. Fitch returned the favor in the final round, and was awarded the unanimous decision. (more…)

Eight fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 153 post-fight press conference: Jon Fitch, Glover Teixeira, Demian Maia, …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Pedraza vs. Farmer

Ringside by Brian Grammer
Photos by Bob Barton

2008 Puerto Rican Olympian, Jose Pedraza (11-0, 8 KOs), methodically wore down his tough opponent, Tevin Farmer (7-4-1, 1 KO), over 8 rounds Friday night, to capure a TKO victory.

St. Charles, MO’s Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa was the home to Showtime’s acclaimed boxing series ShoBox – The New Generation. The event, hosted by DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions, in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Universal Promotions, was entertaining throughout its nine-fight card . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Brian Grammer Photos by Bob Barton 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian, Jose Pedraza (11-0, 8 KOs), methodically wore down …


Boxing News

Nelson-Perozzi draw

By Gary “Digital” Williams

In the other big women’s title bout that took place on Saturday night, the Bermuda Sun is reporting that the “All or Nothing” main event in Southampton, Bermuda between WBA titleholder and local favorite Teresa Perozzi and WIBA Female Middleweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA ended in a 10-round majority draw. Both ladies’s belts were on the line along with the vacant WBC middleweight title. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams In the other big women’s title bout that took place on Saturday night, the Bermuda Sun …


Boxing News

Knight defeats Juarez

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

In a clash for the WBC female flyweight Diamond belt, IBF champ Ava Knight (10-1-3, 5 KOs) scored a clear ten round unanimous decision over WBC champ Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez (35-6-3, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palacio de Deporte in Mexico City. Knight was victorious by scores of 97-93, 97-93, 96-94.

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez In a clash for the WBC female flyweight Diamond belt, IBF champ Ava …


UFC

Silva stops Bonnar in one at UFC 153

Stepping in on four weeks’ notice to save Saturday’s injury-ravaged UFC 153 event at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Anderson Silva moved up to the light heavyweight division because he said he owed Brazil a fight. He also gave them a knockout, stopping Stephan Bonnar in the first round after another performance worthy of a fighter considered to be not just the best in the world, but possibly the best of all-time. It’s an assessment “The Spider” doesn’t necessarily agree with.

“I’m not the best,” said Silva, the longtime middleweight champion who is also 3-0 at 205 pounds. “I just believe that I can do things that people think are impossible.”. . . Click here for more on UFC.com

Also see: UFC 153 prelim report on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le is live on FUEL TV from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Click here for more info

Stepping in on four weeks’ notice to save Saturday’s injury-ravaged UFC 153 event at the HSBC Arena in Rio de …


Boxing News

Fontanez, Santos demolish foes

Photos: Hector Santos/Promociones Miguel Cotto

With impressive wins by way of knockout, top Puerto Ricans prospects Jeffrey “Baby Dynamite” Fontanez and Braulio Santos demolished their rivals to keep their perfect records intact. In the main event, the heavy puncher from Caguas, Puerto Rico, Jeffrey “Baby Dynamite” Fontanez demolished John Nater with an explosive left hook to the body in round four. “This is a great victory for me, I trained very hard. I knew I was going to knock him out. I walked calmly to make my fight round by round until he felt my hands,” said Fontánez. Making honor to his nickname “The Baby Dynamite” improves his record to 9 wins no defeats with 8 wins by knockout.

Also undefeated Braulio Santos graduated with honors scoring a TKO win over veteran John A. Molina at 1:05 of the second round. “I felt strong, I came to do my job and we got the win. He is a veteran but when I saw the opportunity to place my hands well I knew I could finish the fight early. Thank God it’s a big win for me,” Santos remember who improves to 8 wins, no defeats with 7 wins by knockout. (more…)

Photos: Hector Santos/Promociones Miguel Cotto With impressive wins by way of knockout, top Puerto Ricans prospects Jeffrey “Baby Dynamite” Fontanez …


Boxing News

Munoz edges Franco in IBF eliminator

Moments ago Javier Munoz(26-3, 12 KOs) of Argentina defeated Luis Franco (13-1, 7 KOs) of Cuba by split decision to win an IBF Featherweight title eliminator. The fight had good two-way action all the way through. The bout took place at the Estadio Aldo Cantoni, San Juan, San Juan, Argentina. Osvaldo Rivero (O.R. Promotions) promoted.

Moments ago Javier Munoz(26-3, 12 KOs) of Argentina defeated Luis Franco (13-1, 7 KOs) of Cuba by split decision to …


Boxing News

Kinda dominates Arnaoutis

Photos: Peter Frutkoff

Undefeated junior welterweight Issouf Kinda (15-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (24-8-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, NY in the heart of Long Island. Kinda retained his New York State junior welterweight title by scores of 100-90 on all cards.

Said Promoter Joe DeGuardia, “It was a terrific event that Long Island fight fans truly enjoyed, the fights were terrific and the team at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury were great to work with. ” (more…)

Photos: Peter Frutkoff Undefeated junior welterweight Issouf Kinda (15-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over former …


Boxing News

Donaire stops Nishioka; Rios stops Alvarado

By Rocco Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

Nonito “The Flash” Donaire (30-1, 19 KOs) retained his WBO super banamweight championship by stopping former WBC champion, Toshiaki Nishioka (39-5-3, 24 KOs) by way of TKO at 1:54 of the ninth round on Saturday night before a crowd of 7,665 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Donaire swept the early rounds in lackluster action that brought out the boo birds who had just been treated to a fight of the year candidate in the prior bout. Donaire did bring the crowd to life by dropping Nishioka in the sixth round with a hard left uppercut for an eight count. To his credit, Nishioka did fight back strongly in the seventh and eighth rounds but then Donaire dropped him again in the ninth round and, although allowed to continue by the referee, Nishioka, after enduring just one more punch was not allowed to continue further and there were no complaints from either Nishioka nor his corner.

In dramatic fashion, former lightweight world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (31-0-1, 22 KOs) won a fight of the year candidate by stoppage the very tough and previously unbeaten Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KOs) at 1:57 of the seventh round. Rios got off to a very good early start but then Alvarado seemed to sweep the next few rounds and rocked Rios on a few occasions with uppercuts and hard right crosses. Rios seemed to be coming on the sixth round and carried it over to the seventh round by hurting Alvarado badly and battering him against the ropes. Referee, Pat Russell, seemed to give Alvarado a chance to throw back but after Rios landed a couple more hard shots, Russell saved Alvarado from further punishment. At the time of the stoppage, the scores were 57-57, 57-57 and 58-56 for Rios.

With the victory, Rios sets himself up for a potential showdown against the winner of the Pacquiao vs. Marquez on December 8th. (more…)

By Rocco Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer Nonito “The Flash” Donaire (30-1, 19 KOs) …


Boxing News

Gutierrez defeats Martinez in Puebla

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Samuel “Sammy Guty” Gutierrez (33-8-2, 23 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Edgar Martinez (10-7, 5 KOs) in a flyweight bout on Saturday night at the Centro Expositor de la Angelopolis in Puebla, Mexico.

Other results:
Daniel Echavarria KO6 Orlando Ramos (lightweight)
Enrique Tinoco DQ5 Carlos Jacobo (featherweight)
Giovanni Delgado UD 8 to Miguel Tique (featherweight)
Josue Portales MD to Jesus Faro (flyweight)

Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Samuel “Sammy Guty” Gutierrez (33-8-2, 23 KOs) scored a third round TKO over …


Boxing News

Top Rank inks Oscar Valdez

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Espinoza Boxing has just confirmed the signing of two time Olympian, Oscar Valdez, to an exclusive promotional contract with Top Rank Promotions. “I’m very happy to be with Top Rank,” stated Valdez. “They have a long tradition of building champions and I plan to be one as well.”

Well respected manager, Frank Espinoza, feels satisfied with the deal he got from Top Rank. “I had several companies interested in Oscar but Bob (Arum) and Todd (Duboef) showed they really wanted to work with him and they came up with a solid offer,” he said. “They have a real vision for him. They promised to do everything they can to turn Oscar into the next great boxing super-star.”

21 year old Valdez will be making his pro debut on November 3rd in Hermosillo, Sonora. The bout will be broadcast on TV Azteca.

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Espinoza Boxing has just confirmed the signing of two time Olympian, Oscar Valdez, to an exclusive …


Boxing News

Handig Singwangcha decisions Takayama

Report and photos by Chito Yu Katangkatang

Mateo Handig Singwangcha was crowned new IBF Pan Pacific Minimumweight Champion after escaping a very close split decision against tough Japanese Katsunari Takayama. Judges Danrex Tapdasan and Rey Danseco both scored the fight 114-113 in favor of Sinwangcha while Judge Somsak Sirianant had it 115-112 in favor of Takayama. Takayama’s right eyebrow was cut by a punch in the second round and he was deducted a point in the fourth round by Referee Bruce Mc Tavish for repeated pushing. Takayama appeared to be the faster, busier and more aggressive fighter throughout the fight but Handig countered with the more telling blows and dominated the earlier rounds. With the win, Handig Singwangcha’s record improves to 13-5 with 7 KOs while Takayama drops to 24-6 with 10 KOs. (more…)

Report and photos by Chito Yu Katangkatang Mateo Handig Singwangcha was crowned new IBF Pan Pacific Minimumweight Champion after escaping …


AWE TV

DeGale retains Euro 168lb belt

In a bout seen on WealthTV following the Price-Harrison fight, European super middleweight champion James DeGale (13-1, 9 KOs) scored a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision over Hadillah Mohoumadi (13-3-1, 9 KOs) at the Glow Arena in Kent, England. DeGale, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist, did more, but Mohoumadi had his moments and applied pressure throughout. Scores were 119-109, 117-111, 116-112.

Middleweight Chris Eubank Jr (7-0, 3 KOs) spent eight rounds beating up on the much shorter but very tough Ruslans Pojonisevs (13-23-1, 10 KOs), who has now lost 13 out of his last 14. The referee scored it 80-72.

In a bout seen on WealthTV following the Price-Harrison fight, European super middleweight champion James DeGale (13-1, 9 KOs) scored …


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Price annihilates Harrison in 82 seconds

In a clash of British Olympians, 6’8″ undefeated David Price (14-0, 12 KOs), a 2008 bronze medalist and reigning British and Commonwealth champion, destroyed 2000 gold medalist Audley “A-Force” Harrison (28-6, 21 KOs) in just 82 seconds on Saturday night in front of 8,000 fans at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Price immediately launched into a brutal assault on Harrison and blasted him out of there in short order. Two devastating right hands finished Harrison. The first one froze him, the second one sent Audley crashing down and out. “We’ve got a great team and we’re going all the way to the top,” said Price after the fight.

In a highly anticipated flyweight matchup, unbeaten Kevin Satchell (9-0, 2 KO) added the British flyweight belt to his Commonwealth belt with a sixth round KO over Chris Edwards (17-15-4, 4 KOs). Satchell dropped Edwards with a body shot in round five and the bout was stopped after he put him down again in the sixth. Time was 2:17.

Cruiserweight Shane McPhilbin (8-4, 5 KOs) and Jon Lewis Dickinson (12-2, 3 KOs) labored through twelve rounds with Dickinson claiming the British cruiserweight belt by scores of 118-110, 118-110, 117-111.

In a clash of British Olympians, 6’8″ undefeated David Price (14-0, 12 KOs), a 2008 bronze medalist and reigning British …


Boxing News

Hearns OK after scare in TKO loss

Photos: Bob Ryder

Middleweight Derrick “Superman” Findley scored an upset third round TKO over Ronald Hearns (26-4, 20 KOs) on Friday night at the Sportplex, Taylor, Michigan. Hearns, the son of the legendary Thomas Hearns, couldn’t continue after suffering an injury when the fighters tumbled to the canvas after a clinch. Hearns was taken from the ring on a stretcher to a local hospital complaining of neck pain. He was released several hours later.

Complete fight report to come…

Photos: Bob Ryder Middleweight Derrick “Superman” Findley scored an upset third round TKO over Ronald Hearns (26-4, 20 KOs) on …


UFC

TUF recap, episode 5: “Unleash the Beast”

The oldest fighter in the competition, Igor Araujo, won a majority decision over the youngest, Nic Herron-Webb, on The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays episode five – “Unleash The Beast” – that aired on FX on Friday evening. (more…)

The oldest fighter in the competition, Igor Araujo, won a majority decision over the youngest, Nic Herron-Webb, on The Ultimate …










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