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

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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UFC

UFC 155 flashback: Velasquez debuts in UFC

On December 29 in Las Vegas, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will attempt to regain his crown from Junior dos Santos in the main event of UFC 155. Undoubtedly one of the top big man in the sport today, Velasquez arrived in the Octagon with talent, determination and a host of expectations a little over three years ago. Here’s our first look at Velasquez before his UFC 83 bout with Brad Morris in 2008 . . . 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.

On December 29 in Las Vegas, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will attempt to regain his crown from Junior …


Boxing News

Lozada Jr. headlines Friday

By Felipe Leon

This Friday night Baja Boxing in association with Promociones Del Pueblo will present one of the last fight cards of the year when in the Cadena Tres broadcast main event, up and coming junior welterweight Antonio “Cañitas” Lozada Jr. (29-1, 25KOs) faces David Cavita (7-1-2, 6KOs) for a scheduled ten rounds. The fight card will be held in Lozada Jr.’s hometown of Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, a beach town ten minutes south of Tijuana. (more…)

By Felipe Leon This Friday night Baja Boxing in association with Promociones Del Pueblo will present one of the last …



Boxing News

Cleverly must face Krasniqi

A purse bid will be held today in Budapest, Hungry for the mandatory defense of WBO light heavyweight Nathan Cleverly against Robin Krasniqi. Minimum bid is $300,000. The Cleverly camp had been hoping to line up a better known opponent, but that idea was scotched by WBO President Francisco Valcarcel who tweeted “We want to make clear that Cleverly must face Krasniqi or he will be stripped from the title. That mandatory was stated by the WBO Executive Committee on the last WBO Convention.”

A purse bid will be held today in Budapest, Hungry for the mandatory defense of WBO light heavyweight Nathan Cleverly …


Boxing News

Dimitrenko back in action

By Skoda Stanislav

Heavyweight contender Alexander Dimitrenko (32-2, 21 KOs) returns to the ring Friday against Serbian Samir Kurtagic (11-4, 8 KOs) headlining an event billed as “Spolchemie Boxing Night” at the Sportcentrum Sluneta in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. It will be Dimitrenko’s first fight since a KO loss to Kubrat Pulev in May in a bout for the European championship. Also on the card, which is being promoted by former world champion Lukas Konecny ​​and Profiboxing.cz, will be Martin Parlagim (7-0, 4 KOs) against Michal Dufek (9-2-1, 6 KOs) for the vacant Czech lightweight title, heavyweight Ondrej Pala (30-3, 21 KOs) vs. TBA.

By Skoda Stanislav Heavyweight contender Alexander Dimitrenko (32-2, 21 KOs) returns to the ring Friday against Serbian Samir Kurtagic (11-4, …




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“Betillo” Gutierrez in action tonight

By Felipe Leon

Mayen Promotions, the most active club-sized promoter in Tijuana, will close out their year this upcoming Wednesday night at the Las Pulgas night club in the heart of Tijuana’s Revolution Avenue with another chock full night of boxing featuring former world title challenger Humberto “Betillo” Gutierrez (28-4-2, 20KOs) of Tijuana by way of Los Mochis, Mexico, versus Jose Luis Vazquez (3-2, 3KOs) of Tijuana in a eight round welterweight face off. (more…)

By Felipe Leon Mayen Promotions, the most active club-sized promoter in Tijuana, will close out their year this upcoming Wednesday …


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Report/gallery: Khan vs. Molina

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Amir “King” Khan scored a tenth round stoppage over the previously undefeated Carlos Molina (17-0-1, 7KOs) this past Saturday at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

Khan came out jabbing and shooting one-two combinations at a distance. The persistent and sharp jab of Khan inflicted a cut over the left eye of his opponent in the opening round. However Molina’s cut man Miguel Diaz was able to control the bleeding between rounds . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Amir “King” Khan scored a tenth round stoppage …


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Weights from New York City

All of the fighters for tomorrow night’s DiBella Entertainment special-edition Hurricane Sandy Benefit Broadway Boxing card weighed in earlier Tuesday at the NYS Athletic Commission’s office in downtown Manhattan. Below is the complete bout sheet for Wednesday night’s show at the Roseland Ballroom.

Will Rosinsky 174 vs. Otis Griffin 174
Gabriel Bracero 141 vs. Johnnie Edwards 142
Ivan Redkach 134 vs. Edward Valdez 134
Ionut Ion 150 vs. Franklin Gonzalez 150
Travis Peterkin 175 vs. Eddie Tigs 169
Mikkel Lespierre 143 vs. Cornelius Whitlock 142
Akima Stocks 154 vs. Marva Dash 156
Jarrell Miller 242 vs. Tyrone Gibson 230
Allan Benitez 136 vs. Danny Calzada 135
Maurice Hooker 141 vs. Cameron Kreal 139

All of the proceeds from the show are being donated to the American Red Cross. A silent auction will be held throughout the evening with DiBella Entertainment’s President Lou DiBella donating items from his own extensive personal collection.

Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000, or at the Roseland Box Office tomorrow evening. Tickets are priced at $125, $85, $65 and $45. Doors open at 6 p.m. ET with the first bout scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET.

All of the fighters for tomorrow night’s DiBella Entertainment special-edition Hurricane Sandy Benefit Broadway Boxing card weighed in earlier Tuesday …


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Report/gallery: Martinez vs. Reams

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Jim ‘Smitty’ Smith and Poor Boys Pro Boxing, in association with Steve Mestas and Airtight Boxing, put on a good show for Colorado fight fans Monday night that was appropriately titled “Winter War.” The five-bout card was headlined by an all-out war between  lightweight southpaws Sammy Martinez, of Rawlins, Wyoming, and Ronnie Reams, Colorado Springs.

Martinez, (6-0, 4KOs) won a razor thin split decision over Reams (1-2) in a fight that saw both fighters hit the canvas, but get up to show the true heart of a champion. Both men were highly skilled and they put it on display with speed, power and accuracy. (more…)

Ringside by Chris Morris/RockyMountainBoxing.com Photos by Michael V. Ornelas/RockyMountainBoxing.com Jim ‘Smitty’ Smith and Poor Boys Pro Boxing, in association with …



UFC

Tickets On Sale This Week For UFC 157 In Anaheim

Tickets On Sale This Week For UFC 157: It’s history in the making on Saturday, February 23rd as the UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defends her title against Liz Carmouche! Plus, two light heavyweight contenders face off in the Octagon as former PRIDE champion Dan Henderson takes on former UFC champion Lyoto Machida. Also, “The California Kid” returns as Urijah Faber battles Ivan Menjivar! UFC 157 Saturday, February 23rd at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. UFC Fight Club pre-sale starts Wednesday, December 18th. Join today for first access to tickets!

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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.

Tickets On Sale This Week For UFC 157: It’s history in the making on Saturday, February 23rd as the UFC …


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Boxing back in Tinsel Town Friday

Art of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing, Inc. and Pitbull Boxing Promotions will return on Friday to the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, California, with an attractive USBA jr welterweight title clash between Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (15-3-2, 5 KOs) and Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (43-7-1, 18 KOs).

Pendarvis, the much lauded local prospect who has been a regular sparring partner for future Hall of Famers Manny Pacquaio, Shane Mosley, Antonio Margarito, and Ricky Hatton, stepped out of the shadows in his last bout by capturing the USBA belt against Robert Frenkel (31-12-1, 6 KOs). Clark, a veteran of the Contender TV show and former world title challenger, became mandatory challenger for Pendarvis’ USBA title with an upset of previously undefeated Jake Giuriceo (16-0-1) in his last bout.

Three more bouts were added today bringing the undercard to nine bouts. (more…)

Art of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing, Inc. and Pitbull Boxing Promotions will return on Friday to the …


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Garcia-Gutierrez clash Saturday in Morelia

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champions Samuel “Sammy Guty” Gutierrez (33-8-2, 23 KOs) and Raul “Rayito” Garcia (32-2-1, 20 KOs) will face off Saturday at the Bicentennial Gym in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico for the WBO Latino flyweight championship with the winner likely to face current WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes in the early months of 2013. Garcia-Gutierrez will meet for the fourth time with Garcia holding a 2-0-1 advantage. “It’s a great opportunity,” said Gutierrez. “I want to prove I’m still world champion and take revenge against Garcia, who has beaten me twice already very close. Supposedly the winner faces Nietes and I’m aware of what that means. I am fully committed well prepared.”

The main event is the WBF super middleweight battle between champion Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio and challenger Michel “Bravo” Rosales. Also, in a middleweight rematch Marco “Dorado” Reyes meets Julio Cesar “Baby Face” Garcia, and undefeated super bantamweight prospect Rey Vargas will face Marco Cardenas. The event is presented by Promociones del Pueblo.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champions Samuel “Sammy Guty” Gutierrez (33-8-2, 23 KOs) and Raul “Rayito” Garcia (32-2-1, 20 …


Boxing News

“Chocolatito” awaits Ioka-Rodriguez winner

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA light flyweight super world champion, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (34-0, 28 KOs) said he is ready to face the best fighters in 2013. “Chocolatito” vacated his WBA 108lb title to be named super champion, but seeks to face the new holder of that belt which will be determined on December 31 in Osaka, Japan, when Kazuto Ioka (10-0, 6 KOs) faces Jose Alfredo Rodriguez (28-1, 17 KOs) in a battle of former champions. The WBA has ordered that the winner of Ioka-Rodriguez must face Gonzalez within 90 days.

“I want to fight the best and I would like Ioka to win and to face him. I have a great desire to return to fight in Japan,” said Gonzalez, who will return to the gym in January to begin his preparation for his next fight. There is also a possibility that “Chocolatito” could move up to 112lbs to face flyweight champion Brian Viloria.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBA light flyweight super world champion, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (34-0, 28 KOs) said he is ready …



Boxing News

Pascal goes to rehab, Dawson is a go

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By Matt Casavant / Fightnews Canada
Photo: Herby Whyne

Jean Pascal and his GYM promoters revealed the injury report from last Friday’s main event at Montreal’s Bell Centre where the former world champion was forced to fight with one arm for eight of ten rounds versus Aleksy Kuziemski. The diagnosis is that Pascal suffered a torn left biceps and a partially torn left rotator cuff injury. The good news is that no surgery is required and that the fighter will undergo a program of 3-4 weeks of rehab and that the proposed March 23 date with Chad Dawson is not in jeopardy.

“Everything is still a go for March,” assured promoter Yvon Michel. The bicep injury was described as similar to the one suffered by the fighter in 2008 when training for the Carl Froch fight in Arizona. According to all involved, including Pascal’s physician Dr Fontaine, neither injury is something they can operate on. Pascal who twice previous to Friday’s encounter was forced to fight with one arm and had injuries that kept the fighter on the shelf for 19 months before Friday and forced cancellation of the Tavoris Cloud fight. “The inactivity did not help,” answered Fontaine about Pascal’s most current injuries.

By Matt Casavant / Fightnews Canada Photo: Herby Whyne Jean Pascal and his GYM promoters revealed the injury report from …


Boxing News

Cayo outpoints Baez

By Robert Coster
Photos: Martin Avilamaria

Dominican boxing fans flocked to the Dominican Fiesta Hotel in Santo Domingo see IBF#7 Victor Cayo continue on his path to rehabilitate his career with a well-earned unanimous decision over previously unbeaten but untested countryman Vladimir Baez with the IBF Latin and Dominican titles 140lbs at stake. Cayo (31-3, 22 KOs ) used a powerful jab and good body shots to pile up points against the inexperienced Baez (17-1-2, 15 KOs) who headhunted too much and lacked combination punching. Baez landed with some success at times but the more pedigreed Cayo just scored more often and with more eye-catching punches. All 3 judges had Cayo winning 98-91. Fightnews had it closer at 96-92. The fight was hard-fought and entertaining and both boxers received a good round of applause. (more…)

By Robert Coster Photos: Martin Avilamaria Dominican boxing fans flocked to the Dominican Fiesta Hotel in Santo Domingo see IBF#7 …


Boxing News

Lamont Peterson vs. Kendall Holt Purse Bid

A Purse Bid was held in the IBF Office today for the IBF Jr. Welterweight Championship mandatory defense between Champion Lamont Peterson and Kendall Holt. The was only one bidder. Gary Shaw Productions won with a bid of $50,000. The fight must take place within 90 days.

A Purse Bid was held in the IBF Office today for the IBF Jr. Welterweight Championship mandatory defense between Champion …


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David Price vs Tony Thompson confirmed

David Price will box Tony Thompson at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on February 23rd ina 12 round international heavyweight contest. The two-time world title challenger represents the biggest professional test so far for the emerging British star. British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Price (15-0) has had a magnificent 2012 winning his titles and knocking out all four opponents. It is a return to the 8,000 capacity venue where Price beat Audley Harrison inside a round two months ago. Price, 29, is now ranked 9th in world by the WBC and rapidly closing in on the heavyweight divisions big guns, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. Southpaw Thompson (36-3) brings a wealth of experience and has knocked out 24 of his opponents. Two of his defeats came against Wladimir Klitschko in world titles challenges. Back in July 2008 he lost in 11 rounds and earlier this year was beaten in six. (more…)

David Price will box Tony Thompson at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on February 23rd ina 12 round international heavyweight contest. The …



Boxing News

Anthony Morodi dies

By Ron Jackson

One of the legends of SA boxing, Athony Morodi, has died at the age of 69. Known as the Blue Jaguar, Morodi died on Monday in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto where he had been treated for a month. Morodi was a triple SA champion who fought from 1964 to 1978 and compiled a record of 96-25-3, including 32 knockouts. He held the national bantamweight, junior lightweight and lightweight titles. In 1968 and 1969 Morodi took part in 29 fights; more than some boxers have in a career. In August 1968 he had four fights, winning them all. He also fought in Australia and Mexico, facing some of the best featherweight and lightweights of the time. (more…)

By Ron Jackson One of the legends of SA boxing, Athony Morodi, has died at the age of 69. Known …


Boxing News

Adamek-Cunningham II: Too Late, Too Soon, Or Right On Time?

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)
Photos by Gary Purfield

When the long awaited rematch between Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham was announced for December 22nd, it seemed that the issue of the fight’s timing flooded the internet and the chat rooms. For all of us Cunningham fans, the immediate reflex was a feeling of happiness that our man had finally landed the rematch he so wanted, and so deserved, after the their memorable December 2008 brawl at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Call it an early Christmas present.

In that classic contest fight, Adamek took Cunningham’s IBF cruiserweight title with three knockdowns that proved insurmountable for “USS” Steve to overcome on the scorecards after twelve toe-to-toe great rounds. Although Cunningham made three trips to the canvas that night, he managed to battle back well enough to make the final verdict a split decision.

I remember thinking that if he had a little more time, Cunningham could have pulled out the win. Regardless, everyone left the Prudential Center thinking just how great the rematch would be. (more…)

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com) Photos by Gary Purfield When the long awaited rematch between Tomasz Adamek …


UFC

Ronda Rousey on ‘Most Desirable Women’ List

The UFC’s first-ever women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, lands a spot on AskMen’s annual list:

“The 12th edition of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women poll, calls on AskMen readers to elect women who most closely match their ideals. These men were tasked with voting on more than just sex appeal, taking into account character, intelligence, talent, sense of humor, professional success, achievements in 2012 and potential for 2013” . . . Click here for more 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 UFC’s first-ever women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, lands a spot on AskMen’s annual list: “The 12th edition of the …


Boxing News

DeGale vacates EBU title

After winning the WBC Silver title earlier this month against former world champion Fulgencio Zuniga, James DeGale MBE has decided to vacate his European title to concentrate on his quest for world honours. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist said. “It has been an real honour to be EBU champion and it’s a shame that I have had to choose between the two championship belts I hold. However, I feel my decision to relinquish the European belt is the right decision at this stage in my career. I’ve won it and defended it twice and I feel the best course of action is to defend my WBC belt on route to a world title. The WBC belt will give me a wider choice of world class opponents.” Details on James next fight will be released in the coming weeks.

After winning the WBC Silver title earlier this month against former world champion Fulgencio Zuniga, James DeGale MBE has decided …


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JC Chavez Jr leave to Freddie Roach?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A important source has informed Fightnews.com about the possibility that former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could have ended his training relationship with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach. According to the source, Chavez Jr has apparently been talking with another Hall of Famer Nacho Beristain as well as Robert Garcia. Chavez Jr has also been using Twitter to challenge current world champion Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez to a rematch.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A important source has informed Fightnews.com about the possibility that former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar …


Boxing News

Fletcher and Dawson victorious

By Brett Bonetti
Photos: Damo Photography

Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher (13-1, 7 KOs) claimed the PABA Middleweight Title with a well-deserved unanimous points decision over Robbie “Bad Boy” Bryant (17-2-1, 8 KOs) at The WA Italian Club, North Perth Australia on Sunday night.

Fletcher was accurate with his left jab had good speed and footwork all night that had Bryant struggling for answers.

Bryant battled hard throughout the fight and did hurt Fletcher towards the end of round 6, but Fletcher recovered well and maintained his advantage over the remaining rounds. Scores after 12 rounds were 117-111, 118-109, 119-109 all for Fletcher. (more…)

By Brett Bonetti Photos: Damo Photography Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher (13-1, 7 KOs) claimed the PABA …


Boxing News

Donaire-Arce: Final Wrap-up

By Jeff Reiners
Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Jorge Arce on retirement:
I promised my children that if I lost this would be my last fight.

Nonito Donaire on his TKO over Jorge Arce:
My left hook was damaging tonight. I felt I could land it whenever I wanted. I felt very strong in the ring. I first hit him in the neck before finishing him off. Arce is a great fighter. It was difficult for me to get him in the beginning, he was wary of that left hook. It was hard to hit him until I got him to open up. I made him comfortable to start throwing. That was the key. The reason why people survive is that they’re afraid to open up. Arce, I have a lot of respect for him, he opened up. He wasn’t afraid. (more…)

By Jeff Reiners Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Jorge Arce on retirement: I promised my children that if I lost this would …


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Charr-Airich collide Friday

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In his first fight since unsuccessfully challenging WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in September, “Diamond Boy” Manuel Charr starts his campaign for a possible second title fight on Friday when he takes on hard-hitting Konstantin Airich for the WBC Baltic and WBC Mediterranean heavyweight belts at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany.

Charr posed as “Santa Claus” at today’s press conference and gave his Airich a green hat. “Airich is ‘The Grinch’ who wants to steal Christmas and all my presents,” said Charr. “But I won’t let him get away with that. I have to stop him in order to get another shot at the world title. This is what I live and fight for.”

Airich stated, “I have been waiting for a chance to fight Manuel Charr for a long time. I like and respect Manuel as a fighter and as a person but he chose the wrong guy for this fight. I came to Cologne to ruin his Christmas and that’s what I will do Friday night.”

The “X-MAS FIGHT NIGHT” with Airich vs. Charr will be streamed live online on www.wbcboxing.tv.

In his first fight since unsuccessfully challenging WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in September, “Diamond Boy” Manuel Charr starts his …


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Glazkov planning to hammer Hamer on NBC

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Ukrainian heavyweight puncher Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 13-0, 9 KOs, intends to school the already well-educated Tor Hamer, 19-1, 12 KOs, when they meet in the ring at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, in PA, Saturday, December 22nd. The 8-round heavyweight contest is part of a big nationally televised doubleheader that will be broadcast on NBC, beginning at 4PM ET. The headline bout is a 12-round rematch between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek and Steve “USS” Cunningham for the IBF North American heavyweight title.

Lately New York-born Hamer has been making waves and getting ink as a promising prospect in the heavyweight division. He’s won eight in a row including a unanimous nod over title-challenger Kevin Johnson, and has been singled out as a future American hopeful for world championship honors. (more…)

Ukrainian heavyweight puncher Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 13-0, 9 KOs, intends to school the already well-educated Tor Hamer, 19-1, 12 KOs, …


Boxing News

Jean Pascal Update

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By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Photo: Herby Whyne

Former world champion Jean Pascal underwent an MRI on his left arm Monday afternoon that he injured in the second round of Friday’s fight with Aleksy Kuziemski at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Results of the test and the future of a springtime match-up with Chad Dawson should be known tomorrow.

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada Photo: Herby Whyne Former world champion Jean Pascal underwent an MRI on his left …


Boxing News

Lebedev KOs Silgado in 4

WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (25-1, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round knockout over previously unbeaten #8 rated challenger Santander Silgado (23-1, 18 KOs) to retain his title on Monday night at the Crocus City Hall in Myakinino, Russia (a suburb of Moscow). A competitive bout ended abruptly in round four when during a spirited exchange Lebedev landed a monster left upper uppercut that put Silgado face down on the canvas out cold.

Working Lebedev’s corner was former world champion Kostya Tszyu. Former multi-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. was at ringside. Prior to the bout, there was a performance by rapper Busta Rhymes, who is a friend of Silgado.

WBA #9 cruiserweight Grigory Drozd (36-1, 25 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over former Euro titleholder Jean Marc Monrose (25-6, 15 KOs) in a bout for the vacant WBA International belt. In a one-sided affair, Drozd put Monrose on the deck with body shots once in round three, and twice in round nine, however the game Monrose managed to make it to the final bell.

Lightweight Eduard Troyanovsky (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a second round KO over veteran Walter Estrada (42-16-1, 27 KOs) in a bout for the PABA lightweight title. Troyanovsky dropped Estrada three times in round two.

WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (25-1, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round knockout over previously unbeaten #8 rated challenger …


Boxing News

Anderson headlines Friday in Newark

Hard punching Newark welterweight Michael “Slick” Anderson (12-1-1, 10 KOs) headlines Friday night at the luxurious Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey when he swaps punches with Mexico’s Sammy Ventura (27-23, 21 KOs) in the ten round main event of the evening for the USCB regional welterweight title. The co-feature will feature super featherweight Joselito Collado in an eight round contest. (more…)

Hard punching Newark welterweight Michael “Slick” Anderson (12-1-1, 10 KOs) headlines Friday night at the luxurious Robert Treat Hotel in …


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Prizefighter Welterweights III on Jan 19

No big names among the first five fighters selected for the Prizefighter Welterweights III tournament at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on January 19. Unbeaten trio Glenn Foot, Dale Evans and Chad Gaynor are joined by ‘Notorious’ Nasser Al Harbi and Karl Place in the 28th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournaments, with promoter Eddie Hearn still to select the final three fighters. Also on the card will be bantamweight prospect Kal Yafai vs. TBA.

No big names among the first five fighters selected for the Prizefighter Welterweights III tournament at the Civic Hall in …


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Jamoye stops Haskins in 8

Bantamweight Stephane Jamoye (24-3, 14 KOs) of Belgium stopped Lee Haskins (26-3, 11 KOs) of England by TKO in round eight Friday night at the Hallo Omnisport La Préalle in Herstal, Liege, Belgium. With the win, Jamoye claimed the EBU (European) bantamweight title. The card was presented by Mirco Giuliani (Promotion B.C. GMG Visé).

Bantamweight Stephane Jamoye (24-3, 14 KOs) of Belgium stopped Lee Haskins (26-3, 11 KOs) of England by TKO in round …


UFC

TUF 16 postfight & bonuses

Seven fighters attended The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale post-fight press conference – Mike Ricci, Pat Barry, Colton Smith, Roy Nelson, Matt Mitrione, Mike Pyle and Dustin Poirier.

Barry earned Knockout of the Night for his second-round finish of fellow kickboxer Shane Del Rosario. After a back-and-forth first round, Barry landed a punch early in the second frame that had Del Rosario reeling. Barry followed up with a series of strikes that forced the referee to step in and halt the fight . . . Click here for more 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.

Seven fighters attended The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale post-fight press conference – Mike Ricci, Pat Barry, Colton Smith, Roy Nelson, …


Boxing News

Lemieux keeps mowing them down

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By Dave Spencer

Another heat seeking missile delivered. Another seek and destroy mission completed. Middleweight David Lemieux may or may not end up being what his promoters say he is going to be, but there is no denying the excitement he brings each and every time he steps in to the ring. Naysayers will point to the lack of results when he is brought past, umm, let’s say about the second round at this point, but that would be like film critics who like to point out plot inaccuracies in a James Bond film, better to just go along for the ride and enjoy the show.

Right now fans are experiencing casino like excitement with the 23 year-old fighter, being asked to bet red or black each time he steps into the ring, but despite opponents being advertised as the one who might be able to be the one to finally give the Kamikaze Kid some vital rounds, Lemieux continues to bring the roulette wheel to a screeching halt long before anybody can make an accurate read on the powerhouse. Click here to read more

By Dave Spencer Another heat seeking missile delivered. Another seek and destroy mission completed. Middleweight David Lemieux may or may …


Boxing News

Seven fight novice wins SA featherweight title

By Ron Jackson

Seven-fight novice Aphiwe Mboyiya won the SA featherweight title by beating Sydney Maluleke in East London on Sunday. Mboyiya came back from two knockdowns in the seventh round to win the fight at a packed Orient Theatre on points. Judge Simphiwe Mbini scored it 115-112 and judges Andile Matika and Allen Matakane had it 117-113 and 116-113. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Seven-fight novice Aphiwe Mboyiya won the SA featherweight title by beating Sydney Maluleke in East London on …


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Doliguez stops Rapada, wants Yordan next

By Brett Bonetti

Following his sixth round KO victory over Eric Rapada (15-19-7) last Saturday night at Angoncillo, Batangas in the Philippines, undefeated featherweight Jun “Hercules” Doliguez (15-0-1, 11 KOs) has issued the challenge to Indonesian IBO world featherweight champion Daud “Cino” Yordan (30-2, 23 KO’s). “Anywhere, anytime Cino, let’s get it on, you bring the title and I’ll bring the pain,” Doliguez said. (more…)

By Brett Bonetti Following his sixth round KO victory over Eric Rapada (15-19-7) last Saturday night at Angoncillo, Batangas in …


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Lebedev, Silgado make weight

Photo: Havoc Boxing

WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (24-1, 18 KOs) will take on unbeaten #8 rated challenger Santander Silgado (23-0, 18 KOs) from Brooklyn, NY by way of Colombia in a voluntary defense of his belt on Monday night at the Crocus City Hall in Myakinino, Russia (a suburb of Moscow).

Lebedev will be defending the full title for the first time since being elevated by the WBA from interim champion status. Lebedev weighed in at 197.5 and Silgado was 3.7 pounds lighter at 193.8. Silgado is promoted by Brooklyn-based Havoc Boxing.

Photo: Havoc Boxing WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (24-1, 18 KOs) will take on unbeaten #8 rated challenger Santander Silgado …










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