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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Boxing News

Cardona hits the road

Photo: Michael V. Ornelas

Photo: Michael V. Ornelas


By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing

Colorado’s power punching Izaak Cardona (8-0, 8 KOs) has his first ‘road fight’ scheduled on the Top Rank promoted card to be televised on Solo Boxeo Saturday, July 25th at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. He will face another undefeated prospect in Joey Ruelas who is 8-0-1 with 3 wins coming by way of knockout. Ruelas hails from the Phoenix area. The bout is scheduled for 6 rounds in the super middleweight division.



July 11th, 2014



Boxing News

Weights from Liverpool

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Photos: Lawrence Lustig

Tony Bellew 198.8 vs. Julio Cesar Dos Santos 197.6
Nathan Cleverly 198.7 vs. Alejandro Emilio Valori 199.8
Anthony Joshua 239 vs. Matt Skelton 239
Callum Smith 167.4 vs. Vladine Biosse 167.3
Anthony Ogogo 161.5 vs. Wayne Reed 161.75
Luke Campbell 135 vs. Craig Woodruff 134.25
Rocky Fielding 167.5 vs. Noe Gonzalez Alcoba 167.8
Stephen Smith 136.6 vs. Pedro Navarrete 133.3
John Quigley 129.75 vs. Ian Bailey 128
Gamal Yafai 124.75 vs. Reynaldo Cajina 124
Tommy Martin 137 vs. Ainsley Seivwright 136.75

Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Sky Sports (UK)



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Rossel new WBA regular champ

By Gabriel F Cordero

Peruvian Alberto Rossel has been elevated from WBA interim champion to WBA regular jr flyweight world champion according to information released by the sanctioning body. The title had been open since February when champion Kazuto Ioka relinquished his belt to move up to the flyweight division, where he lost to IBF champion Amnat Rueroeng. The document signed by the WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza stipulates that Rossel’s mandatory is due by April 8, 2015.



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo, Lara discuss their PPV showdown

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Neither Canelo Alvarez or Erislandy Lara said much at the dias during the final press conference for Saturday’s PPV event, but they did having some interesting things to say AFTER the press event concluded.

Canelo Alvarez: This fight is important because Lara are and I are the best two fighters in our weight class. He might not have the most recognizable name, but in the boxing world, everybody knows he is the most dangerous opponent. This will be a very important victory. How will I beat him? With speed, movement and combinations. (more…)



July 11th, 2014

UFC

Tickets on sale for Henderson-Dos Anjos in Tulsa tomorrow!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® makes its long-awaited return to Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at BOK Center with an action-packed card headlined by a five-round lightweight main event between former UFC champion Benson Henderson and surging contender Rafael dos Anjos. The UFC’s previous trip to Tulsa took place on Dec. 16, 1994, as Royce Gracie defeated Dan Severn. (more…)



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Update on July 25 ShoBox quadrupleheader

Lightweight prospect Tony “The Lightning” Luis (17-2, 7 KOs) will face undefeated Wanzell “Venom” Ellison (11-0-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-rounder, as the opening bout of the July 25 ShoBox quadrupleheader at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York. The night’s 10-round middleweight main event will feature undefeated Antoine “Action” Douglas (14-0, 9 KOs) taking on former world title challenger Michel Soro (23-1, 13 KOs) for the WBA international belt. In the eight-round co-main event, undefeated knockout artist Jerry “The King’s Son” Odom (11-0, 10 KOs) will face also undefeated Vilier Quinonez (8-0, 5 KOs) for the WBC Fecarbox super middleweight championship. In the third bout of the telecast Cecil McCalla (18-0, 6 KOs) will face Oscar Godoy (13-2, 6 KOs) in a welterweight eight-rounder. Junior middleweight John “Apollo Kidd” Thompson was originally scheduled to meet Steve “Hitman” Martinez (15-1, 12 KOs) in an eight-rounder, but suffered a traffic accident and is injured.



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Pittsburgh, PA

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Paul Spadafora 143 vs. Hector Velazquez 140.5
Jake Giuriceo 145.5 vs. Travis Hartman 146
Antonio Nieves 121.5 vs. Angel Carvajal 119
Eric Johnson 153 vs. Bruce Runkle 155.5
Ronell Green 125.5 vs. Joseliz Cepeda*
Eric Palmer TBD vs. Derick Lambert TBD**

*No Show, Suspension Pending
**Will weigh in tomorrow.

Venue: Rivers Casino Amphitheater, Pittsburgh, PA
Promoter: Roy Jr. Presents in Association with TNT Promotions



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo returns July 18

The summer edition of the successful Boxeo Telemundo Ford series start July 18 from the Kissimmee Civic Center in Central Florida. In the main event Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (17-2, 9 KOs) of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico faces Juan “El Loquito” Kantun (21-6-3, 15 KOs) from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in a bout schedule for 10 Rounds with the WBO Latin super flyweight at stake. (more…)



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

“Canelo” Alvarez unfazed by Erislandy Lara: More

Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana are scheduled to appear in San Antonio’s Fiesta Texas. More

More on Holly Holm’s signing with the UFC.

More on Mayweather-Maidana rematch landing in Vegas Sept. 13.

Mikkel Kessler chasing a showdown with Carl Froch. More



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Barthelemy dethrones Mendez again

By Karl Freitag

Top rated IBF super featherweight contender Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (20-0, 12 KOs) dethroned IBF titleholder Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (20-3-1, 11 KOs) for the second time on Thursday night at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

This time it will stick.

Barthelemy KO’d Mendez in their first fight in January, but that result was later changed to a no-decision after a review and Mendez got back the title. This time, Barthelemy took the fight to Mendez and won a twelve round unanimous decision. Scores were 115-111 on all cards. Barthelemy was deducted a point for a low blow in round nine by referee Telis Assimenios. Another point was taken from Barthelemy for a low blow in round ten. “Kid Blast” managed to get through the last two rounds without being DQ’d and took home the title.

In an interesting light heavyweight clash, WBC #3 rated Humberto “El Don” Savigne (13-1, 10 KOs) scored a second round TKO over former world champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (26-5, 18 KOs). Savigne dropped Lacy in round one and the bout was stopped in round two after Savigne landed a series of unanswered punches. Time was 2:04. (more…)



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Davenport boxing show cancelled

By Johnny B’

Professional boxing was to make it’s long awaited return to the historic Col Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa this Friday, but due to some of the boxers not having the proper blood work in on time, and other fighters not making it to the July 10th weigh-in, the Iowa boxing commissioners closed down the event. This was to be the debut of Glamour Promotions and Fight College Inc., but the latest word was that the show was closed down and two groups making their promotional debut will possibly take a financial loss as payments had already been made. Davenport’s boxing fans have been waiting for quite some time for a good show to come to the area. Saturday evening’s card was to have included three title bouts for minor belts and a full undercard featuring Iowa and other Midwest boxers.



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

More info on Mayweather-Maidana II

The September 13 event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is titled “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana II.”

Ticket information and information about an upcoming five-city, cross-country press tour starting July 14 will be announced shortly.

The event is co-promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona.

Floyd Mayweather: “Marcos Maidana is a tough customer and he gave me a fight that had me work for the victory. His style is difficult at best, but with experience comes a way and will to win. I’m not one to give second chances in the ring, but I want to give the fans what they want to see. I will be as prepared as I always am when I step in the ring on September 13. I only see the outcome one way and that’s another successful night for me and my team.”

Marcos Maidana: “The rematch with Mayweather is the only fight that really motivates me. I feel I earned it in the ring and Floyd owed it to me. I’ve already proved that I don’t care if the man I have in front of me is the best pound-for-pound champion. I was close to ending his reign last time. On September 13 he will not get away undefeated.”



July 10th, 2014

UFC

UFC signs former boxing champ Holly Holm

The UFC’s women’s bantamweight division got a jolt of significant firepower with the announcement of the signing of unbeaten Holly Holm, one of the hottest prospects in MMA and a former world boxing champion . . . Click here for more

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE VS. MILLER is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, Jul 16 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

ESPN FNF weights

Mike Gavronski 159 vs. Tureano Johnson 160
Art Hovhannisyan 134.5 vs. Jonathan Maicelo 134.5
Evan Woolsey 135 vs. Kenneth Sims Jr. 135
Lavale Wilson 125.5 vs. Eduardo Martinez 126
Jared Torgeson 201 vs. Marquise Weston 194
Guillermo Delgadillo 135.5 vs. Ricardo Maldonado 136
Shariff Woo Johnson 162 vs. Fatlum Zhuta 157
Ariel Beck 129 vs. Jennifer Hamann 130

Venue: Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington
Promoter: Gary Shaw Productions
TV: ESPN2



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Indio, CA

Víctor Ruiz 115 vs. Timur Shailezov 115
Chantel Cordova 111.5 vs. Patricia Alcivar 113
Maurice Hooker 144 vs. Lauro Alcantar 146.5
Alberto Fundora 173 vs. Albert Avina 177
Rafael Espinoza 122 vs. Victor Serrano 123
Roque Ramos 127 vs. Jesus Sandoval 127

When: Friday, July 11, 7:30pm
Where: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CA
Promoter: Bobby D. Presents



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo-Lara Presser Quick Quotes

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

The final press conference for Saturday’s PPV event headlined by super welterweights Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara took place on Thursday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This open to the public event featured almost no trash talk to get the crowd fired up.

Canelo Alvarez: “I’m very anxious for this fight. We had great preparation. My body is ready to fight.”

Erislandy Lara: “We’re ready. I’ve said what I had to say. See you Saturday.”

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July 10th, 2014

UFC

Invicta 8 to air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass

Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC FIGHT PASS, the UFC’s digital streaming service, is proud to announce UFCFIGHTPASS.com will be the place to see the eighth stacked card from the world’s leading all-female MMA promotion, Invicta Fighting Championships . . . More

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE VS. MILLER is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, Jul 16 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather stays in Vegas for Maidana rematch

Although Mayweather Promotions recently received a promoter’s license in the state of New York, WBC/WBA welterweight and super welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather tweeted today that his September 13 rematch with Marcos Maidana will be at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This will be Floyd’s tenth straight fight at the MGM Grand, which has hosted every Floyd Mayweather fight since 2007. Mayweather-Maidana 2 will be promoted by Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions as Mayweather Promotions doesn’t have a Nevada promoter’s license.



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Bellew: When I fight Cleverly, I’ll retire him

Cruiserweight Tony Bellew says he can afford no slip-ups against Julio Cesar Dos Santos on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool – as he wants to fight Nathan Cleverly next and end the Welshman’s career. Bellew faces the big-hitting Brazilian in his second fight at cruiserweight, with bitter rival Cleverly clashing with Alejandro Valori on the same bill also in his second bout at 200lbs.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has dubbed the show ‘Collision Course’ as the rivals head towards a huge rematch of their October 2011 fight later in the year, and the hometown favorite says if they both get through their challenges at the weekend, a second fight is inevitable – and Bellew wants to settle the score in emphatic fashion.

“It will happen and when it does happen I am going to retire him,” vowed Bellew. (more…)



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Shiming, Ramirez on HBO2; Rigo on UniMas

Photo: Fightnews.com

Photo: Fightnews.com


Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming and undefeated Top-Five world-rated super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez will headline Champions of Gold – championship boxing’s return to The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, All Star Boxing, Caribe Promotions and Foreman Boys Promotions, the Zou Shiming / Gilberto Ramirez boxing doubleheader will take place Saturday, July 19, and will be televised via same-day delay on HBO2, beginning at 5PM ET/PT.

Also on that card, the bout between WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and Sod Kokietgym will be televised on UniMas via same-day delay at 11PM ET/PT on “Solo Boxeo Tecate.” This will be Rigondeaux’s last fight under his promotional contract with Top Rank.



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale talks to Fightnews about his July 26 showdown against WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin at Madison Square Garden. Geale is confident he can upset the hot favorite Golovkin in the same manner as when as an underdog he defeated Sebastian Sylvester and Felix Sturm for IBF and WBA titles respectively in their home country of Germany. Geale also says sparring partner Jake Carr has got him in 100% fight condition. Daniel will depart on Saturday for New York City for final sparring sessions along with former Golovkin challenger Curtis Stevens.



July 10th, 2014

UFC

Outside the Octagon: The Hope of a Nation

Looking back now, Thomas Egan never had a chance. At UFC 93 in January of 2009, the 20-year-old was the local representative on the promotion’s first visit to his Dublin hometown, and you can imagine what type of pressure that can put on the shoulders of a young man less than 18 months into his pro career . . . More

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE VS. MILLER is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, Jul 16 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Medina is out, Ennis is in on July 25

Former USBA junior middleweight champion Derek “Pooh” Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KOs) will step in to face WBA #15, IBF #13, and WBO #11-rated Caleb “Golden” Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) in the co-main event of “Conquerors”, a night of ESPN Friday Night Fights boxing on July 25 at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. Truax’s original opponent, Mexico’s Rogelio “Porky” Medina was forced out by injury.

Welterweight contender Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (35-3, 23 KOs) takes on hard-hitting and dangerous Breidis “Khanqueror” Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs) in the night’s 10-round main event. Scheduled to open the night’s telecast is a light heavyweight six-rounder between Popular Chicago native, Notre Dame grad, Subway model Mike Lee (12-0, 7 KOs) and Paul Gonsalves (7-3, 3 KOs).



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Skelton: Joshua could be another Audley Harrison

Heavyweight Matt Skelton has warned Anthony Joshua MBE that he’s planning to derail his pro career at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday – and says that Joshua could follow the same path as Audley Harrison. Skelton is Joshua’s seventh pro opponent after joining the paid ranks from winning Olympic gold medal at London 2012, and the young hotshot has blasted half a dozen fighters away inside two rounds so far.

Harrison won gold in Sydney in 2000 and after moving to 18-0 the Londoner lost back-to-back fights against Danny Williams and Dominick Guinn, and Skelton says that while he rates Joshua, he intends to cause an upset on Saturday.

“Anthony Joshua has all the natural attributes of a good Heavyweight – he’s in brilliant shape, but we saw with Audley Harrison in his early days, he went through 18 fights unbeaten against hand-picked opponents and then he came unstuck,” said Skelton. “I am not going to Liverpool to lay down and take a paycheck, that’s not in my make-up and I am not all about money, I am always in the gym ticking over and we really didn’t do enough to prepare for the Price fight. I have been training hard and often and I needed a fight.” (more…)



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Judgment Day is here for Mendez, Barthelemy

Photos: Oscar Palamino, IMP

Former heavyweight world champion, boxing legend Mike Tyson held court at the Final Press Conference for “Judgment Day” on Wednesday afternoon in Miami, FL. “Judgment Day”, set for tonight at the American Airlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat, is headlined by a highly anticipated rematch for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Featherweight crown between Tyson’s fighter, champion Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (20-2-1, 11 KOs) and top rated challenger Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (19-0, 12 KOs).

Tempers grew heated in front of the huge media crowd when the challenger, Barthlemey took the podium and was shadowed by a “fake” IBF title belt, apparently as a way of insulting the champion, Mendez. (more…)



July 10th, 2014




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