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Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Images from Wednesday's media workout in conjunction with Friday's fight between Former WBO jr. welterweight world champion "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, ...

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Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Former WBO jr welterweight champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) and 40-year-old former two-time lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo ...

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Crawford, Beltran ready to rumble

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By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and #1 contender and mandatory challenger ...

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Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

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Just a Sek – Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Just a Sek - Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Report/Photos by Tony Mayger Back in April 2012, Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0) traveled to London to do battle with Nathan Cleverly, the WBO light-heavyweight ...

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Yorgey draws with Mitchell

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Friday night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel before a raucous crowd, talented middleweight “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey (27-2-2, 12KOs) was forced to settle for a draw with late replacement Eric “Murder” Mitchell (23-11-2, 11KOs). In the six round co-feature of the Pro-am card promoted by Andre Acuna’s Lionheart Promotions, welterweight Rolando “Iron Man” Chinea stepped up in competition as he moved to (9-0-1, 6KOs) with a 3rd round retirement of Osnel “Prince of Darkness” Charles (10-10-1, 1KO). (more…)



July 26th, 2014



Boxing News

Weights from Washington, PA

Tommy Karpency 174 vs. Dhafir Smith 174.5
(NABA-US light heavyweight title)
Jason Bergman 256 vs. Akhror Muralimov 256
(NABA-US heavyweight title)
Cian Dalton 172 vs. Larry Blakey 171
Dan Karpency 157 vs. Rick Morias 160
Amonte Everhart 150 vs. Glen Walls 150

Venue: Meadows Casino, Washington, Pennsylvania 7:30PM Tonight
Promoter: Frank Luca’s Crown Boxing



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Dunn halts Oushi in four

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian super middleweight Zac Dunn (14-0, 12 KOs) stopped Japanese visitor Yutaka Oushi (11-4, 6 KOs) in round four of scheduled twelve round main event the Shoppingtown hotel, Doncaster, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Referee Allan McColl called it off at 1.54. Dunn captured the WBC Eurasia Pacific 168 pound title. Former amateur star Dunn controlled all the rounds before the stoppage. Dunn was a regular sparring partner for Sam Soliman successful IBF middleweight challenge in Germany. (more…)



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin, Jennings are tonight’s betting favorites

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is a whopping -1000 favorite to defend his title tonight at Madison Square Garden. Geale backers can get +800. In the HBO co-feature, heavyweight Bryant Jennings is a -225 nod to defeat Mike Perez, who is at +175. Perez came 11 pounds heavier than his previous fight

With Tyson Fury pulling out of his bout against Alexander Ustinov, the most notable name fighting in Europe today is future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr., who is -500 to defeat Courtney Frye (+500) in Latvia.



July 26th, 2014

UFC

Robbie Lawler Keeps It Moving

As the great resurgence of Robbie Lawler continues, the fistic artist known as “Ruthless” doesn’t blink when it comes to a schedule that would make most fighters cower, or at least hit the ‘ignore’ button when they see UFC matchmaker Joe Silva’s name on the caller ID . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

ShoBox 200 Full Report

Report / Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

There was high drama in the main event of the Shobox 200 card at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY as Antoine “Action” Douglas and Michel Soro battled to a ten round draw in a battle for the vacant WBA International middleweight title. The co-main event also delivered back-and-forth action as power punching Jerry Odom over came a cut and crafty southpaw and fellow undefeated super middle Vilier Quinonez to remain unbeaten and annex the WBC FECARBOX belt. (more…)



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Fury pulls out of Ustinov fight

Tyson Fury has withdrawn from his heavyweight contest tonight against Alexander Ustinov after his uncle and first trainer, Hughie, has been taken seriously ill into hospital. Fury had already coped with a last minute change when original opponent Dereck Chisora pulled out with a fractured hand earlier in the week and promoter Frank Warren secured world ranked Belarusian Ustinov to step in. Tyson’s uncle and trainer Peter took the decision to pull him out of the fight rather than sending him into the ring with his mind not focused.

Warren said, “I’m very, very, disappointed for the fans. After Dereck Chisora pulled out because of his hand injury, we worked very hard to secure a world ranked opponent in Ustinov. It’s sad that his uncle Hughie is in a serious condition and our thoughts are with him. The show will still go ahead and as before it’s a great card with Billy Joe Saunders, Liam Smith, Terry Flanagan and Jack Catterall and Nathan Brough all in title action. We will be announcing the rescheduled date for Chisora v Fury next week.”



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Photos: All Star Boxing

The Telemundo super flyweight single elimination tournament continued on Friday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City with David Carmona (17-2-4, 3 KOs) scoring a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Ricardo Rodriguez (9-2, 3 KOs). Scores were 97-93, 98-92, 96-94 as Carmona claimed the vacant WBO Youth super flyweight title. This was the first fight for Carmona since coming up short in world title challenge against WBO champion Omar Narvaez last December.

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July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Pitbull Gomez mauls Paris

Unbeaten jr welterweight Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) scored a very impressive ten round unanimous decision over Vernon Paris (28-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Gomez attacked Paris with violent charges throughout the bout. “Pitbull” dropped Paris in round four and staggered him again later in the round, but the super rugged Paris hung tough until the end. Scores were 100-89 on all cards.

2012 U.S. Olympian middleweight Terrell Gausha (11-0, 6 KOs) scored a first round KO over Ronnie Warrior Jr. (15-9-1, 5 KOs). A body shot put Warrior down and he did not beat the count. Time was 2:59.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (10-0, 9 KOs) needed less than a minute to annihilate Demetrius Walker (7-6-1, 4 KOs). Walker down three times in 48 seconds.



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Soro, Douglas battle to a draw at ShoBox 200

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Undefeated middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KOs) and former world title challenger Michel Soro (23-1-1, 13 KOs) battled to a ten round draw in the main event of the landmark 200th telecast of ShoBox at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. Douglas built up an early lead, then withstood a furious assault by Soro in rounds eight and nine. Scores were 96-94 Soro, 95-95, 95-95.

In a matchup of undefeated-yet-untested super middleweight prospects Jerry Odom (12-0, 11 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Vilier Quinonez (8-1, 5 KOs). Odom dropped Quininez in round four and again in the seventh. The bout was stopped after the knockdown in round seven. Time was 2:25.

Undefeated welterweight Cecil McCalla (19-0, 6 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Oscar Godoy (13-3, 6 KOs). Scores were 79-73, 80-72, 80-72.

Lightweight Tony Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten lightweight Wanzell Ellison (11-1-1, 5 KOs). Scores were 77-75, 79-73, 78-74. (more…)



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia tops Prescott; Truax dominates Ennis

By Sam Geraci at ringside

Welterweight Roberto “La Amenaza” García (36-3, 23 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Breidis Prescott (27-6, 20 KOs) on Friday night at the UIC Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. Prescottscored a knockdown in round nine, but it wasn’t enough as Garcia prevailed with scores of 96-93, 95-94, 96-92. Garcia controlled the early rounds with his aggression, wide shots and occasional shoves. Toward the end of the fight, however, Prescott managed to set up his right hand with his superior movement and even managed to floor Garcia with a right in the ninth. Although Garcia cited poor balance for the knockdown, Prescott was able to wobble Garcia on more than one occasion.

After the bout, Garcia commented on the fight and his new standing as an ‘A side’ fighter. “I really like the way they’ve been moving me. I’m not used to all of this, so it’s been great. Prescott was tough in there, and his movement gave me some trouble. The knockdown wasn’t anything; my feet were just all out of position. I’m looking forward to big things real soon,” said Garcia. (more…)



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Terence Crawford hits New York City

Photos: Tom Briglia/Top Rank

WBO Lightweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford “the Pride of Omaha” visited the Veterans Hospital in New York City, Friday to meet with war veterans including former world champ and Vietnam veteran Saoul Mamby. Also, Crawford visited with Verizon Call Center employees.

Crawford in in town to attend Saturday night’s card at Madison Square Garden, a venue he’d like to fight in himself someday.

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July 25th, 2014

UFC

UFC on FOX 12 at the scales

UFC on FOX 12, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown and the light heavyweight bout between Anthony Johnson and Rogerio Nogueira, airs live on FOX from the SAP Center in San Jose, California at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FOX for four televised prelims at 6pm ET / 3pm PT, and four early prelim bouts will be available on UFC FIGHT PASS at 4:15pm ET / 1:15 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Matt Brown (172.5**) VS Robbie Lawler (171)

FOX MAIN CARD
Rogerio Nogueira (205.5) VS Anthony Johnson (204.5)
Dennis Bermudez (146) VS Clay Guida (145)
Bobby Green (155.5) VS Josh Thomson (155)

FOX PRELIMS
Jorge Masvidal (155.5) VS Daron Cruickshank (155.5)
Patrick Cummins (206) VS Kyle Kingsbury (204.5)
Tim Means (170.5) VS Hernani Perpetuo (171)
Brian Ortega (145.5) VS Mike De La Torre (146)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Tiago Trator (155) VS Akbarh Arreola (155.5)
Gilbert Burns (170) VS Andreas Stahl (171)
Joanna Jedrzejcyk (115) VS Juliana Lima (116.5*)
Noad Lahat (145) VS Steven Siler (146)

*Lima, who initially weighed in at 117, will be fined 20% of her purse (10% to the commission and 10% to her opponent)

**Brown has one hour to make weight.

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

UniMas Weights from Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Jose Benavidez 145.8 vs. Henry Aurad 146
Oscar Valdez 125.6 vs. Juan Ruiz 125.4
Trevor McCumby 173.8 vs. Michael Gbenga 173.6

Venue: Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico

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Photos: Zanfer

Fernando Montiel 127 vs. Jesús Ríos 127
Mario Rodríguez 108 vs. Junior Granados 108
Salvador Hernández 122.3 vs. Javier Cifuentes 122
Nustien Sánchez 115.5 vs. Donovan Salazar 115.3
Luis E. Custodio 128 vs. José Cifuentes 127.9

Venue: Auditorio Municipal
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca (Mexico)

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July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Golden Boy brings back Don Chargin

Legendary matchmaker Don Chargin is back with the Golden Boy Promotions team. “Don is not just a legend of boxing, but a good friend and loyal advisor for years,” said Oscar De La Hoya, President and founder of Golden Boy Promotions. “I’m excited to have him on board again, and together we’re going to deliver the best fights to the fans for years to come.”

“I’m happy to be back with Golden Boy Promotions, and hearing Oscar’s commitment to putting on great fights and signing top-notch talent has me excited to get back to work here,” said Chargin. ” Oscar’s always been a good friend, and he puts the fans first, which is something all promoters should aspire to.”



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Cojanu TKOs Pucheta in 7 in China

Heavyweight prospect Razvan Cojanu (11-1, 6 KOs) impressivley stopped Alberto Pucheta (30-10, 30 KOs) to claim the the vacant WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title on Friday night in Changsha, China. The 6’8 Romanian-born and Southern California-based Cojanu broke down Pucheta steadily, finally dropping Pucheta in round seven. Pucheta beat the count but his corner waved the bout off. (more…)



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin and Geale make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: HBO/Will Hart

Gennady Golovkin 159.8 vs. Daniel Geale 159.2
(WBA middleweight championship)

Bryant Jennings 222.6 vs. Mike Perez 242.2
Ola Afolabi 198.6 vs. Anthony Caputo Smith 199.2
Dusty Hernandez-Harrison 147.6 vs. Wilfredo Acuna 147.8
Julian Rodriguez 141.6 vs. Yankton Southern 140.6

Venue: Madison Square Garden
Promoter: K2, Gary Shaw
TV: HBO

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July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. makes weight for fight in Latvia

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By Przemek Garczarczyk

Don’t go looking for Roy Jones Jr. at ringside for Saturday night’s Madison Square Garden card. Rather than doing color commentary on the HBO telecast, Roy is in Latvia where he will be defending his World Boxing Union cruiserweight title (German Version) against Courtney Fry (18-5, 6 KOs) at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga.

Jones scaled in today at 195.9, while Fry weighed 195.5.



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Dessau, Germany

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Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Robert Stieglitz 167.7 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 166.6
(WBO Inter-Continental super middleweight title)
Robin Krasniqi 173 vs. Oleksandr Cherviak 172.8
(WBO International light heavyweight title)
Christina Hammer 152.5 vs. Anne Sophie Mathis 151.8
(WBO female jr middleweight championship)

Venue: Anhalt Arena, Dessau, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: SAT.1 (Germany)

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July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Ustinov outweighs Fury by 23lbs

Tyson Fury 257 vs. Alexander Ustinov 280
Billy Joe Saunders 159.5 vs. Emanuele Blandamura 159.4
(vacant European middleweight championship)
Liam Smith 154 vs. Jason Welborn 153.2
(British light-middleweight title)
Terry Flanagan 135 vs. Martin Gethin 134.6
(vacant British lightweight title
Jack Catterall 139.5 vs. Nathan Brough 140
Ronnie Heffron 152 vs. Liam Williams 153.3

Venue: Phones 4 U Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Frank Warren



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Denver

Photos and weights by Leann Perez

Manny Perez 146.2 vs. Daniel Cazada 147
Raul Carrillo 150.6 vs. Jeremiah Torres 149.7
Joey Montoya 183.6 vs. Leo Pla 188
Tommy Atencio 129.4 vs. Hilario Medina 128.6
Decker Duran 153.2 vs. Juan Medina 153.4
Andrew Scripture 188 vs. Hector Lumba 190

Promoter:Airtight Boxing
Venue: Salon Madrid, Denver, Colorado



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Cojanu looks to make statement in China

Photo: Journeyman Management

Photo: Journeyman Management


6’8 Romanian-born, Southern California-based heavyweight prospect Razvan Cojanu (10-1, 5 KOs) takes on Alberto Pucheta (30-9, 30 KOs) of Argentina today Changsha, China. The scheduled twelve round clash for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title headlines a card presented by Wu Shi Niu / Liu Gang (Zovi Boxing Promotions).

Also on the card, Cojanu’s stablemate 2012 Olympian super bantamweight Isaac Dogboe (2-0, 1 KO) will meet debuting Tanee Piewuan in a 6 round undercard bout. (more…)



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Benavidez, Ramirez in the spotlight Saturday

UniMás’ Solo Boxeo Tecate returns Saturday night with undefeated hot prospects Jose Benavidez Jr. and two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez leading the way from the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona.

Local welterweight hero Benavidez (20-0, 14 KOs) will fight for the first time at home since 2011. He’ll face Henry Aurad (16-8-1, 13 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round Youth NABF title clash. “I’m very excited to fight at home for my people and to contest a title for an audience that I’m sure will fully support me,” Benavidez said.

Valdez (12-0, 11 KOs), who represented Mexico at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012, will face Juan Ruiz (23-14, 7 KOs) in a eight round fight in the featherweight division. “I’m happy to be fighting in Phoenix because it’s near my home (Nogales) and many people can come to support me who haven’t had a chance to see me fight as a professional,” said Valdez, who is 3-0 so far this year.



July 25th, 2014

UFC

Predictions: UFC on FOX 12

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another edition of the Downes Side. The Nostradamus of MMA has been on a roll lately. They say pride goeth before the fall, and while that may have been true for Oedipus, there’s no way that sort of thing applies to me . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Bika: I am very sure Geale can win against Golovkin

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC super middleweight champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika has sparred over 300 rounds with former WBA, IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale and Bika is sure Geale will shock the boxing world next Saturday and take the current WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin to school, defeating “GGG” over twelve rounds in Madison Square Garden. Bika said, “Daniel Geale is a great fighter. Yes he has improved and has been working very hard to regain the titles. I am very sure he can win against Golovkin with the right game plan.”



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from San Diego

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By Felipe Leon
Photo: Alvin Miller Abraham

Aaron Garcia 128 vs Daniel Ramirez 128
Viktor Chernous 138 vs Ivan Zavala 144
Joe Perez 122 vs Gabriel Braxton 122
Riccy Hood 136 vs Norberto Pantaleon 136

When: Friday, July 25th, 7:30PM
Where: Crowne Plaza Hanalei Hotel
Promoter: Bobby D. Presents
Info: www.SanDiegoFights.com



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Jessie Vargas Fan Fest Appreciation Day

Photo: Mary Ann Owen/Top Rank

Undefeated WBA Jr. Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, the “Pride of Las Vegas” holds a fan fest appreciation and media day for his upcoming first title fight against undefeated Anton Novikov from Chelyabinsk, Russia on the undercard of Brandon Rios vs Diego Chaves, Saturday, August 2 in the Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark, tickets to the Rios vs. Chaves / Vargas vs. Novikov world championship event are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200.

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July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Stuart Hall says he wants his IBF bantamweight belt back. More

Medical examiner releases cause of Cleveland amateur boxer’s death. More

Daniel Geale is fighting for his sick mother. More

Andre Dirrell splits from 50 Cent’s promotional company. More



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

“Payasito” Hernandez Team will ask for Purse Bid

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The team for WBO Bantamweight interim champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez of Mexico will request to call for purse bids the mandatory fight against Champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda. The WBO have given the parties involved a 30 day period in order to negotiate and make the fight happen within 90 days. If there is no agreement they will call for purse bids.

“After receiving the letter from the WBO, I have tried to reach out to Kameda’s team with no success. We will request the WBO to call for purse bids,” said Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. “We want to fulfill our obligations with the organization, and after talking with “Payasito” and my partner Ricardo Maldonado Jr we have the same goal which is bringing the fight to our hometown Mexico City. We know him very well after sparring many times in Mexico and we are sure of the victory,” he added.

Tomorrow Hernandez will be given the recently acquired belt by WBO ratings chairman Luis Perez at the Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford show at El Plaza Condesa headlined by David “Severo” Carmona who faces Ricardo Rodriguez for the WBO World Youth super flyweight title.



July 25th, 2014




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