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Late sub Ruiz outpoints Martinez

Late sub Ruiz outpoints Martinez

Photo: Manny "Mitts" Murillo / Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions Late sub Erik Ruiz (16-5-1, 6 KOs) scored a surprising ten round majority ...

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Cermeno sinks Anurak in three to keep WBA 122lb belt

Cermeno sinks Anurak in three to keep WBA 122lb belt

Report and photos by Joe Koizumi Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno, 122, impressively kept his WBA super-bantam belt when he quickly started his engine ...

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Cermeno, Anurak make weight in China

Cermeno, Anurak make weight in China

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno (24-5-1, 14 KOs) will put his newly acquired WBA super-bantam belt on the line ...

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Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Photos: Uwe Koch The wait is almost over! Five years after their first scheduled contest Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) and Nathan Cleverly ...

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Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Photos: Jane Phillips/Premier Boxing Champions Welterweight olympian Yordenis Ugas (17-3, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over previously unbeaten rising prospect Bryant ...

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UFC

Viewership rises for UFC on FOX

The UFC on FOX event broadcast on Saturday, Aug. 4, averaged a 1.4/3 household rating/share, and 2.44 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Despite immense Olympic competition, the UFC event posted a slightly higher audience (2.44 million vs. 2.42 million), and came within one tenth of a point in rating (1.4 vs. 1.5), compared to the last UFC on FOX event on May 5. Men 18-34, the key male demographic category for UFC programming, posted a significant +19% increase over May’s card (1.9 vs. 1.6), and for the week in prime time, the UFC on FOX event ranked #9 among Men 18-34 and was the highest-rated non-Olympic program in this category. (more…)



August 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Spence loses again, no medals for USA Boxing

USA Olympic welterweight Errol Spence didn’t take advantage of his second chance, losing a 16-11 decision to Russian Andrey Zamkovoy in the men’s boxing Olympic quarterfinals on Tuesday night. Spence lost his previous fight in the ring, but that decision was overturned after a protest. In total, after four straight wins American boxers left the ring as losers in ten straight bouts assuring the worst performance ever and only medal shutout in history for the once proud boxing nation that has won more Olympic boxing medals overall than any other country. The only bright spot is two USA female boxers, Marlen Esparza and Claressa Shields, who are assured of claiming medals in the newly added women’s division.



August 7th, 2012


Boxing News

Boxing Back In Downtown Detroit

Report and photos by Bob Ryder

Famed Kronk trainer Emanuel Steward will put on his promoter hat as he along with Olympia Entertainment will present “Kronk: The New Generation” at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI on Saturday, August 25th. Headlining the card announced at a press conference will be a return match between fast rising Kronk star Tony Harrison and Calvin Odom. Although Harrison won their initial meeting on July 27 by a wide margin on the judges cards, the fight was by far his toughest test as he was forced to go the distance for the first time and was visibly rocked by Odom in one of the later rounds. “He [Calvin Odom] took me to a whole different level” Harrison stated and added that this time though “I’m going to give Detroit a knockout.” (more…)



August 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Webster headlines August 31st

KEA Boxing Promotions will present a night of professional boxing outdoors under the stars featuring undefeated super middleweight Derek “Take it to the Bank” Webster (13-0, 7 KOs) on August 31 at the beautiful Mount Airy Casino and Resort in Mount Pocono, PA. The unbeaten southpaw from Glassboro, New Jersey has mowed down every obstacle in his path, including his most recent win over Sabou Ballogou. (more…)



August 7th, 2012


Boxing News

Guillermo Jones becomes a manager

By Hector Villarreal

Current WBA Cruiserweight Champion, Guillermo Jones (38-3-2) will add a new facet to his boxing career, now as a fighters manager on his native Panama. Jones, who currently prepares for his mandatory defense on October 27th in Russia, sent four contracts for their approval by the Panama Boxing Commission at its weekly meeting on Monday night. Middleweight Robinson Elias Aragon, featherweight Lizcanio Doviama, superbantam Robinson De Jesus Chambers and female minimumweight Keyra Graell, all scheduled to debut on August 22 in Panama City, will become the first group of fighters officially managed by “El Felino” Jones. The Panamanian COMIBOX handed the four contracts to their legal advisory departament to verify the terms and may announce a final approval on a special meeting set for next Tuesday. COMIBOX also received from the Amateur Boxing Federation the four written authorizations to become proffessional fighters.



August 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Calderon-Fuentes changed to October 6 in PR

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

The clash between two-time world champion Ivan ‘Iron Boy’ Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs) and current WBO 105lb king Moises Fuentes (15-1, 7 KOs) will not be held August 25 and is now being slated for the October 6 card at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon topped by former WBO super bantamweight champ Wilfredo ‘Papito’ Vazquez against Rafael Marquez, another former world champion. The official announcement of this new date will be Wednesday at a news conference in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.



August 7th, 2012

Column

South Africa Boxing Buzz

By Ron Jackson

Western Cape featherweight dies

Malibongwe Thoba, a featherweight boxer from the Western Cape, has died, allegedly after a shooting incident at Stellenbosch. Thoba was ranked #8 by Boxing SA and had a professional record reported to be 6-2, with 5 knockouts. He was stopped in the fifth round when he challenged Sabelo Jubatha for the SA title in Mdantsane in October 2010.

Gwayana and Kheswa to meet for interim title

Two former SA champions will fight for the South African interim junior flyweight title on Saturday. Mfundo Gwayana and Vuyani Kheswa are scheduled to meet at the Babs Madlakane hall in KwaNobuhle near Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape. Gwayana has a professional record of 12-4-1, including 7 knockouts. Kheswa stands at 15-5-1, 3 KOs. Both are from East London. Kheswa won the SA junior flyweight title in December 2003 when he beat Mbulelo Nyanda. He made a successful defence against Ayanda Ramncwana before losing the belt to Sizwe Sinyabi in October 2004. Gwayana won the vacant title in November 2007 when he outpointed Simphiwe Mabona. He retained it against Samora Msophi, Motswaki Moselesele, Sinyabi and Thabo Sishwane before losing it to Sinyabi in July 2010. The current champion is unbeaten Luzuko Siyo (10-0, 8 KOs) who won the vacant title when he defeated Monwabisi Ngundwana in June last year. The fight between Gwayana and Kheswa is promoted by 70-year-old grandmother Gladys “Noforty” Tsenene.

Mthalane to defend IBF belt

IBF flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane defends his belt against mandatory challenger Ricardo Nunez at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City on September 1. The 29-year-old South African will be making the fourth defense of his belt. His record stands at 28-2, 19 KOs. Nunez, the mandatory challenger, is 24 years old and has a record of 24-2, 20 KOs.



August 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Povetkin-Rahman rescheduled for Sept 29

The Sporthalle Hamburg will host a championship heavyweight doubleheader on September 29. The main event of the evening will be the WBA Heavyweight World Championship between Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) and mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs). The next highlight will see European heavyweight champion Kubrat Pulev (16-0, 8 KOs) take on Alexander Ustinov (27-0, 21 KOs) from Russia. (more…)



August 7th, 2012

Boxing News

WBC calls for immediate change in amateur boxing

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBC has called on the AIBA to immediately change their system of simply counting blows to decide amateur fights because “that’s not boxing” and undermines the different styles in the sport.”It is not possible for a boxing match to be won by 7 to 3 when hundreds blows connect and don’t count for anything,” said the WBC in a press statement.

The WBC also protests the decision of Ireland’s John Joe Nevin over Mexican Oscar Valdez in the 2012 London Olympics saying that Valdez dropped Nevin with a hook to the liver and battered him from pillar to post only to lose the round 7-4. They say the Mexican Federation should have made a strong protest as did the U.S. and three other countries who had boxing results later changed on the desktop.



August 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Palicte ready for Rodriguez

Vincent “Popeye” Palicte (14-3-1, 7 KOs) of Bago City, Negros Occidental, Philippines is all set for his upcoming fight on August 16 at the Mandaluyong City Sports Complex, Metro Manila, Philippines against fellow Filipino Frederix Rodriguez (8-2-1, 6 KOs) from Bukidnon Province located at Mindanao island, southern Philippines. Up for grabs will be the vacant WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight Championship, which was recently relinquished by WBO No. 1 bantamweight AJ “Bazooka” Banal of the famed ALA Boxing Gym of Cebu City, Philippines when he officially announced his scheduled fight against Thai WBO #2 bantamweight Pungluang Sor Singyu on October 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila for the vacant WBO bantamweight world crown.

The fight card is promoted by Joven Sports Promotions headed by Joven Jimenez. General admission for this event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC.



August 7th, 2012

UFC

The Blueprint: Henderson vs. Edgar II

On February 26, 2012, Benson Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar in a spirited affair that earned him a fat bonus check for Fight of the Night honors and, more importantly, a shiny gold trinket also known as the UFC lightweight championship belt . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Kessler extends contract with Team Sauerland

Three-time world champion Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) has signed an early contract extension with Team Sauerland until 2014. “I look forward to continuing our successful cooperation,” Kessler said. “It has been great to work with Wilfried, Kalle and Nisse Sauerland. I owe it to my fantastic fans to prove myself against the world´s best boxers and thanks to Team Sauerland, I can do just that. They have big plans for me and that suits me well.” (more…)



August 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Full Steam Ahead for Stieglitz

Photos: Eroll Popova

Over the weekend, WBO champion Robert Stieglitz opened his his training in a boxing gym located on “The Brocken,” the highest peak in Northern Germany. Under SES trainer Dirk Dzemski, Stieglitz will enter the intensive phase of his preparation for his world title defense against Arthur Abraham on August 25at the O2-World Arena in Berlin.

Stielitz didn’t have far to travel as the mountain is located just outside his front door. SES made special arrangements with HSB (Harz Light Railway) to dedicated a steam locomotive to the champion with with the theme of “On to Berlin” placed on the front. The trains runs up to the Broken Plateau, located at an altitude of 3,691 feet where a boxing gym has been established in the Brocken Hotel for some special and historic “altitude training.” (more…)



August 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Gabriel Campillo roadwork

By Ricardo Conde
Photos: Ricardo Conde

Former light heavyweight champion Gabriel ‘Chico Guapo’ Campillo (21-4-1, 8 KOs) of Spain, but now residing in Oxnard, California, continues his preparation as he takes on undefeated Sergey Kovalev (18-0-1, 16 KOs) on Friday September 21st in a 10-round bout on the NBC Sports Network Fight Night Boxing Series live from the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania which is being presented by Main Events along with Peltz Boxing and Sampson Boxing.

Also in action that night will be welterweight Ronald Cruz (17-0, 12 KOs) taking on Antwone ‘The Truth’ Smith (21-4-1, 12 KOs) for the WBC Continental Americas welterweight title, as well as junior middleweight Gabriel ‘King’ Rosado (20-5, 12 KOs) facing Charles ‘Killa’ Whittaker (38-12-2, 23 KOs) to determine the mandatory challenger to face IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage (32-4, 19 KOs). (more…)



August 6th, 2012

Boxing News

New “Battle at the Boat” headliner

Lightweights Jose “Loco” Hernandez (13-5-1, 5 KOs) and Robert Osiobe (12-5-4, 6 KOs) have replaced the Juan Garcia-John Jackson bout as the main event for “Battle at the Boat 88” on August 18 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. The original headliner was scrapped due to undisclosed unforeseen circumstances. “Strange things take place in this sport, but as you know, everything happens for a reason,” stated promoter Brian Halquist, CEO of Halquist Productions. “I love the new main event and this is going to be a slugfest. Both men fought top-notch opposition and are eager to make a statement. For some reason, almost all of the replacement fights on my card turned out to be better than the original one was expected to be.” The Hernandez-Jackson bout is set for ten rounds. (more…)



August 6th, 2012

UFC

UFC on FOX 4 musings

Lyoto Machida earned another crack at the light heavyweight crown with his amazing second-round knockout win over Ryan Bader. But it is far from certain that his title fight will come against current champion Jon Jones . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Shaw inks Peruvian star Maicelo

Gary Shaw Productions has announced the signing of undefeated lightweight standout, Jonathan “The Predator” Maicelo (17-0, 10 KOs) of Callao, Peru. Having captured the WBC Latino and WBA Fedecentro lightweight titles, Maicelo is the first Peruvian boxer to ever enter the world rankings. “Maicelo is a huge star in his native land of Peru,” said Gary Shaw. “His tantalizing fighting style is what brings large crowds, amassing 15,000 people to come see him fight. He had an outstanding amateur career where he medaled in many international tournaments. He’s a tremendous fighter with a ton of charisma.”

“In his last fight at the Chumash Casino last month, he destroyed the always rugged Daniel Attah in three rounds. We want to showcase his talents here in the United States and he’ll make a quick return to the ring this Friday at the Morongo Casino on the undercard of Darley Perez vs. Bahodir Mamadjonov which will air on ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights.”



August 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Adamek-Walker on WealthTV

Main Events and Ziggy Promotions announced today that WealthTV has secured the live US television rights for the upcoming heavyweight battle between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (46-2-0) and Travis “Freight Train” Walker (39-7-1) for the IBF North American heavyweight title. The fight will originate in front of Adamek’s rabid fans at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This will be Adamek’s ninth appearance at the “Pru Center.”



August 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Sanchez-Leyva collide Aug 25

Fresh off of his nationally-televised knockout win over Artemio Reyes in April, 21-year-old welterweight prospect Alan Sanchez (10-2-1, 4 KOs) returns home to Fairfield, Calif. on Saturday, August 25 to headline the “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” card to face veteran Manuel Leyva (21-7, 12 KOs) in a 10 round battle at the Fairfield Sports Center. In the co-feature, Fairfield’s Manuel “Tino” Avila (8-0, 2 KOs) takes on Vicente Alfaro (5-1, 1 KO) in a six round junior featherweight fight. The card is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Don Chargin Productions in association with Paco Presents.



August 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Rosado-Whittaker IBF eliminator on Sept 21

Junior middleweights Gabriel Rosado and Charles Whittaker will battle for the #1 spot in the IBF rankings on September 21 at the Event Center of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, PA. The Rosado-Whittaker bout has been added to the NBC Sports Network Fight Series card, which already includes: light-heavyweights Gabriel Campillo against Sergey Kovalev in a ten-rounder and welterweights Ronald Cruz against Antwone Smith, scehduled for twelve. Main Events, which is promoting the Sept. 21 card with Peltz Boxing and Sampson Boxing, won a purse bid on July 26 for the right to promote Rosado vs. Whittaker and added the match to the Sept. 21 card. The winner of the Rosado-Whittaker fight will become the mandatory challenger for IBF world champion Cornelius Bundrage.



August 6th, 2012

Boxing News

IBF orders Brook-Saldivia

The IBF have ordered Kell Brook to face Hector Saldivia on October 20 in a final eliminator for the mandatory position for the welterweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England. Brook maintained his unbeaten record with a hard fought win over Carson Jones in July and the Sheffield star is already back in training as he prepares for his biggest night yet against the dangerous Argentine with 32 KOs in his 41 wins. The winner of the clash will become the mandatory challenger for the title, which Randall Bailey defends against Devon Alexander in Texas on September 22.



August 6th, 2012

Boxing News

USA women lock in two Olympic medals

USA female flyweight Marlen Esparza ans USA female middleweight Claressa Shields won in their debuts at the 2012 Olympic Games on Monday and by virtue of first round byes both are already guaranteed at least a bronze medals. Meanwhile, reinstated USA welterweight Errol Spence (Desoto, Texas) will compete in his quarterfinal contest on Tuesday at 10 p.m. London time (5 p.m. ET), in a bout with Russia’s Andrey Zamkovoy. Spence received a second life following a successful U.S. protest of his bout with India’s Krishan Vikas. (more…)



August 6th, 2012

Boxing News

O’Connor returns August 12

Jr welterweight prospect Danny O’Connor (17-1, 5 KOs) will make history August 12 when he headlines the first professional boxing event at famed Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Gillette Stadium is home to the three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution. O’Connor is slated to take on James Ventry (7-15-1, 4 KOs) in the eight-round main event of a three-bout card that will take place following an MLS match between the New England Revolution and Montreal Impact. mmediately after the conclusion of the soccer game, a ring will be set-up in the end zone behind the Revolution’s goal. The Revs average between 12,000-15,000 fans per game.



August 6th, 2012

Boxing Result

Results from Canyonville, Oregon

By Sam DiTusa at ringside

Saturday night Patrick Ortiz and Ringside Ticket Promotions put on eight great bouts which thrilled the 1,500 fans at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Oregon with back and forth action, sensational power displays, and a chance to see two legitimate prospects in competitive fights. In the main event, unbeaten super middleweight Mike Gavronski (10-0-1, 8 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over against Kevin Hand (3-3, 3 KOs) for the Pacific Northwest Association title. (more…)



August 6th, 2012

Announcement

Minnesota BHOF Announces Class of 2012

Induction Banquet is Sept 28th at the Mystic Lake Casino

The Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame has announced their official class of 2012. The 2012 inductees include featherweight champion Oscar Gardner, light heavyweight Jimmy Delaney, legendary heavyweight, Billy Miske, heavyweight Jim Beattie Lee Savold, middleweight Jerry Slavin, heavyweight Jim Beattie, writer Dick Cullum, plus ring official Denny Nelson. (more…)



August 6th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Wilder vs. Manswell

Ringside report and gallery by Scott Foster

Deontay Wilder: “I’m not looking for a payday. I’m the type of fighter who says, ‘you think you are the best? Well, I think I’m the best. Lets see.’ I fight for the pride and the glory.”

After Deontay Wilder’s [24-0 w/24ko] initial opponent Kelvin Price withdrew due to a rib injury, Trinidad and Tobago’s Kertson “Warrior” Manswell [22-6 w/17ko] not only accepted the challenge on late notice, but issued a theatrical tirade during the pre-fight press conference, threatening to “Kill and Bury” Wilder in his native Caribbean soil. But after less than 3 minutes inside the Mobile Civic Center Arena Expo Hall, the only thing soiled was Kertson Manswell’s reputation as a reliable prognosticator . . . Click here for more



August 6th, 2012

UFC

UFC 150: One Epic Rematch!

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Hyland headlines in Rochester

By Bob Caico

Novice promoter and New York’s first licensed Latino female boxing promoter, Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons, has put together a seven-bout card in her native Rochester, NY. Vazquez-Simmons’ Pretty Girl Productions, LLC will stage their first ever card Wednesday at Shalen’s Stadium (home of the professional soccer Rochester Rhinos).

The main event will feature Ireland’s undefeated featherweight, Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland (26-0) against Carlos Fulgencio (19-7-1) of the Dominican Republic. Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi, commonly known as “Snooki” of New York City, manages Hyland. Hyland will be making his sixth start on United States soil and third straight here this year since relocating to Newburgh, NY. (more…)



August 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A Lovemore Ndou

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF 140 champion Lovemore Ndou talks to Fightnews about Saul Alvarez and his chances of defeating Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather also if Kell Brook will become world champion. Ndou has taken Alvarez and Cotto the distance and worked for several weeks as a sparring partner with Floyd Mayweather. Ndou will clash with former world IBF champion Gairy St Claire on Friday over twelve rounds on the Gold Coast of Queensland , Australia in a nationally televised promotion.



August 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing back in Chester, PA

On Friday night September 14th, a night of professional boxing returns to Harrahs in Chester, PA promoted by Joey Eye Boxing and David Feldman. In the main event, exciting Lightweight Victor Vasquez (15-6=1, 7 KOs) will see action in a ten round bout against an opponent to be named. In a six round co-feature, Tony Ferrante of Philadelphia (12-4, 7 KOs) will take part in a six round Cruiserweight bout. In a six round Jr. Welterweight bout, Julio Dejesus (5-3-2, 3 KOs) of Chester, PA will take on an opponent to be named. In a six round Welterweight bout, Emanuel Taylor (14-1, 10 KOs) of Edgewood Arsenel, Maryland takes on an opponent to be named.



August 6th, 2012

Boxing Result

Holmes outpoints Winslow

By Julian Burgower at ringside

Washington DC’s latest boxing event at the Renaissance Hotel solidified the current resurgence of the National Capital Regions’ stake of producing a hotbed of local talent. Recent success has included top-flight names such as Heavyweight hopeful Seth Mitchell, former Junior Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson and brother Anthony, and most impressively 2008 Olympian Gary Russell Jr. The card brought a taste of Vegas to the event, complete with an Elvis impersonator greeting the fans ringside. Elvis’s presence in the building was fitting as nearly half of the participating warriors ended their night “All Shook Up,” with five first-round knockouts posted in a scheduled seven-bout card.

Heavyweight Donnell Holmes, 34-2-2 (29), posted a workman-like six-round decision victory over veteran opponent Maurice Winslow, 3-17-1 (3) in the main event, which unfortunately was anti-climatic after the string of knockouts made each act tougher to follow than the last. (more…)



August 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Olympic Boxing: Day Nine

Day nine of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the ExCeL Arena hosted the action once again with the Men’s Bantamweight (56kg) and Heavyweight (91kg) quarter-finals taking place in the evening session before a capacity crowd. Earlier in the day, Olympic history was re-written as women’s boxing made its long-awaited debut at the Games in a watershed moment for the sport. The world was introduced to the three Women’s weight categories, Flyweight (51kg), Lightweight (60kg) and Middleweight (75kg). (more…)



August 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Spadafora returns August 18

Undefeated former IBF/IBC world champion Paul Spadafora (45-0-1, 19 KOs) faces former IBF world title challenger and WBA Fedecentro champion Wilfredo “El Flaco” Negron (26-15-1, 19 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will headline at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV on August 18th presented by Roy Jones Jr. in association with TNT Promotions.

The co-feature is a 12 Round NABA-US heavyweight title bout between Brian “The Beast” Minto (36-5, 23 KOs) and “Lightning” Mike Sheppard (20-13-1, 9 KOs). Also on the card is cruiserweight Andres “Taylor Made” Taylor (20-2-2, 7 KOs) vs. Justin “The Lumberjack” Howes (13-3, 11 KOs), middleweight prospect Dante Moore (7-0-2, 4 KOs) vs. Mustafah Johnson (8-13-1, 2 KOs) as well as matchups involving junior welterweight Billy “Hutch” Hutchinson and more to be announced.

Ticket prices are $100, $50, $35 and $25. Tickets can be purchased at Mountaineer Casino’s Players Club in person or by calling the Players Club at 1-800-804-0468 Ext: 8297.



August 5th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Casimero vs. Guevara

Ringside report and photos by Felipe Leon

Three important Mexican promoters, led by Erik “Terrible” Morales’ Box Latino in association with Promociones del Pueblo and HG Boxing, joined forces on Saturday night to present “Furia en Mazatlan (Fury in Mazatlan)” where IBF junior flyweight John Riel Casimero (17-2, 10 KOs) successfully defended his title against hometown hero Pedro Guevara (18-1-1, 13 KOs) by very close spit decision. The main event topped off a successful event held at the modern Mazatlan Convention Center in Mazatlan, Mexico, and televised live in Mexico by Televisa.

Casimero captured the title earlier this year by defeating Luis Lazarte in Argentina via 10th round TKO and now the world traveling Filipino from Cebu found his way to Mazatlan to defend it for the first time versus the IBF #4 ranked Guevara who was coming off an impressive performance versus Jose Guadalupe Martinez last May where he defended his NABF title for the second time. (more…)



August 5th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Magdaleno vs. Davis

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

Diego Magdaleno was told by Bob Arum and Top Rank that 2012 would be his year and after his performance on Saturday night, it looks like they were right. Fighting in his backyard at the Texas Station Hotel & Casino, the NABF Super Featherweight champion pleased the hometown crowd with a dominating performance that was punctuated with a 4th round TKO stoppage of Antonio Davis.

With the victory, Magdaleno put himself in position to fight for a world title by the end of 2012 — perhaps on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao’s November fight in Las Vegas. Based on his performance, it’s a title shot well earned. (more…)



August 5th, 2012




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