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Browne stops Kiatchanachai

Browne stops Kiatchanachai

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Peter McDermont Former Australian champion Dave Browne Jnr (21-1-1, 7 KOs) stopped Denkamoi Kiatchanachai (22-5, 13 ...

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WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten WBC #4, IBF #5, WBO #8 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (24-0, 20 KOs) hammered out a ...

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Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA interim super flyweight champion David "Tornado" Sanchez (28-2-2, 22 KOs) needed just two rounds to crush Walberto Ramos (23-7-2, ...

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DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

By Arvin Nundloll ar ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Although the English national anthem was omitted while the Irish and American anthem was ...

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DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

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Boxing News

Names of 17 boxing weight divisions unified

The WBC and the WBA have agreed to having the same names for all 17 weight divisions, and final confirmation is pending from the IBF. This move is designed to eliminate the different names currently used for many divisions which create confusion among fans, commissions, media, and all involved in the boxing industry.

Official Names for Boxing Weight Divisions in 2015

1. Minimumweight
2. Light Flyweight
3. Flyweight
4. Super Flyweight
5. Bantamweight
6. Super Bantamweight
7. Featherweight
8. Super Featherweight
9. Lightweight
10. Super Lightweight
11. Welterweight
12. Super Welterweight
13. Middleweight
14. Super Middleweight
15. Light Heavyweight
16. Cruiserweight
17. Heavyweight



January 13th, 2015



Boxing News

Jung turns tables on Kim, captures Korean super bantamweight crown

By Victor Lee
Photos: Mi-Kyung Lee

The George Foreman of Korean boxing, “Thomas” (Kyunghoon) Lee—who became Korean Middleweight Champion in 2005 at the age of 40—ushered in the Korean fistic New Year by promoting the first bouts of the year near his home base in Chuncheon, where he owns and operates three “Art Boxing” gyms. As the name of his gym suggests, Mr. Lee—also an eminent trainer and manager—emphasizes skill, imagination and technique in his instruction and promotion of pugilism. Thanks to his promotional efforts, fans here in Gapyeong were treated to an inspiring display of fistic passion and craft. (more…)



January 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Nielsen can claim WBC Intl belt on February 7

Unbeaten cruiserweight Micki Nielsen (16-0, 12 KOs) can claim his first major regional title when he faces Julio Cesar Dos Santos (27-3, 24 KOs) for the WBC International title on February 7 at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark. Nielsen impressed in his last outing, dominating former world title challenger Gusmyr Perdomo to score a unanimous points victory.

“This will be a tough test, but one I’m ready for,” said Nielsen. “Winning the WBC International title would be the perfect start to the New Year. I want to be the best and challenge for world titles. This is the next step for me! I can’t afford to take anything for granted. Dos Santos is a strong opponent, with a good record, but I’m confident that I have what it takes to win. I will work hard in the gym, and I know my coach Joey Gamache will come up with the perfect game plan. (more…)



January 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Hughie Fury returns Feb 21 against Rudenko

Rising heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury aims to make up for recent inactivity with an impressive performance against Ukrainian puncher Andriy Rudenko February 21 in Monte Carlo on the undercard of Golovkin-Murray. Hughie, cousin of Tyson, has been sidelined since May due to illness, but is now back firing on all cylinders and ready for the biggest test of his 14-bout professional career.

“I’m just delighted to be back training and to have a big fight on the horizon,” the 20-year-old said. “The last eight months have absolutely killed me really. I’ve spent my days doing nothing and just getting really bored. I was basically watching films all the time. I was out of the gym completely. All I could do was swim. I had to stick to the medication and do exactly as I was told. (more…)



January 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Brook to announce March defense

Kell Brook will make the first defense of his IBF World Welterweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield in March, and he and promoter Eddie Hearn will announce the opponent and date at a press conference in Sheffield next Monday (January 19). The Sheffield star claimed the title by outpointing Shawn Porter in Los Angeles in August to rip the belt from the Ohio favorite. Brook’s first defense has been delayed following a stabbing incident in Spain the following month, but back to full fitness and currently training in Tenerife ahead of his maiden defense. (more…)



January 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Peter Petrov: I expect everything to go well and to win this fight

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

Lightweight contender and 2014 Boxcino Tournament lightweight tournament winner Peter “Czar” Petrov (35-4-2, 17 KOs) of Spain by way of Russia looks to successfully begin his 2015 campaign this Friday. Petrov will take on “Hammering” Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. “This fight with Hank Lundy is a good test. We have had a great camp getting ready to get back in the ring,” Peter Petrov told Fightnews.com.

We caught up with Petrov at the Santa Fe Springs Boxing Gym. Working with his trainer Daniel Zamora, Petrov trained a total of two months. He began his camp in Spain and resumed his camp in LA spending the Christmas and New Year holiday on the grind. (more…)



January 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Stiverne-Wilder Grand Arrivals

Stiverne-Wilder Fight Week festivities kick off today with the official “grand arrivals” at the MGM Grand Hotel Lobby. The event is open to the public.

1:00 p.m. – Fidel Maldonado Jr.
1:10 p.m. – Amir Imam
1:20 p.m. – Jesus Ruiz
1:30 p.m. – Leo Santa Cruz
1:45 p.m. – Deontay Wilder
2:00 p.m. – Bermane Stiverne



January 13th, 2015

UFC

John Howard: Boston Born and Raised

Saying New England has a rich fighting history doesn’t quite cover it. From “The Boston Strong Boy” John L. Sullivan and Rocky Marciano to “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler and “Irish” Micky Ward, the area has produced a collection of fighters that even the most casual boxing fans recognize right away . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Interview: Bermane Stiverne

WBC heavyweight champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne talks about Saturday Night’s first defense of his world title against unbeaten #1 Contender Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas live on Showtime.



January 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing News

Ode to Long Island boxing trainer Bernie Lenahan. More

If Pacquiao-Mayweather happens, it’s looking like MGM Grand. More

Former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield says if Pacquiao-Mayweather happens, outcome will reveal officials’ corruption. More

Heavyweight Anthony Crolla talks about how he almost died. More



January 13th, 2015

Boxing News

NSAC overturns Ortiz-Kayode result

By Karl Freitag

After a number of delays, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has changed the result of last September’s WBA interim heavyweight title fight between Luis Ortiz (21-0, 18 KOs) and Lateef Kayode (20-0, 16 KOs) to a no decision. Ortiz had scored a first round TKO in the bout. Ortiz, who tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone after the fight, was fined 10% of his purse ($8000 + $450 testing fee), suspended for eight months from the fight date, undergo random testing for one year, do 15 hours of community service, and of course, with the result overturned he will most certainly lose his claim to the WBA’s interim belt.



January 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Stiverne: I represent the country I was born in, Haiti, and then Quebec, but I also love the United States

Photo: eottm.com

Photo: eottm.com


Although he has lived in Las Vegas for the past decade, Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1, 21 KOs) is extremely proud to be the first world heavyweight champion from his native Haiti, as well as the first from the Province of Quebec to hold that coveted title. “I’ve lived here in the United States since 1988,” Stiverne said. “My parents moved to Miami and then back and forth between Miami and Montreal. After school, when I was older, I moved to Las Vegas to pursue my boxing career.

“I represent the country I was born in, Haiti, and then Quebec, but I also love the United States. But, first, I’m from Haiti and I want to give hope to those Haitians who don’t have a lot. I want to inspire people there by letting them know it doesn’t matter where you are born, that dreams can come true like it has for me. There aren’t a lot of opportunities there and I hope Haitians pursue their dreams like I did.”

Stiverne makes the first defense of his World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title against undefeated, mandatory challenger Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs)on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.



January 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Stiverne-Wilder officials named

Officials have been named for Saturday’s WBC heavyweight title showdown between between champion Bermaine Stiverne and challenger Deontay Wilder. The referee will be Tony Weeks. Judges are Adelaide Byrd, Jerry Roth and Craig Metcalfe.



January 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Salita announces main event for NYC card

Promoter Dmitriy Salita has announced the main event for his January 22nd card at Webster Hall in New York City. Cruiserweight prospect Junior Wright (10-0-1, 10 KOs) will face Rayford Johnson (10-16-6, 6 KOs) in a 10-round bout. “Junior was in camp with Adonis Stevenson for Adonis’ fight on December 19, and Junior is ready to challenge the best in world,” Salita said. “He’s looking to make a statement. Johnson is still buzzed from beating 16-1 Vincent Miranda last September so Wright will need to be on message.”

In the co-feature, lightweight Dimash Niyazov (6-0-3, 4 KOs) meets former NYS lightweight champion Ariel Duran (7-7-1, 4 KOs) in a bout scheduled for 6-rounds.. “That will be Dimash’s toughest test,” Salita promised.



January 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Injury knocks Joshua out of Johnson fight

Heavyweight Anthony Joshua MBE has been forced out of his fight with Kevin Johnson at The O2 on January 31 after aggravating a back injury. The Olympic gold medal hero has a Pars Stress Fracture in his back which required immediate medical attention and subsequent physiotherapy. On the advice of his medical team and trainer he has been ordered to rest before resuming training to appear on the Newcastle bill on April 4.

Joshua was left disappointed by the news he could not face ‘Kingpin.’ “I trained so hard over Christmas and the press conference with Johnson was so lively that I was really looking forward to putting in a great performance,” said Joshua on the postponement. “It’s bad news for myself and for the fans that have bought tickets. I hope to be able to put on a fan zone at the weigh-in and the fight itself to meet the fans. I will be competing many times this year but this injury is something that I need to get sorted as soon as possible.” The O2 show will go ahead without Joshua.



January 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Broner apologizes to Jay Z and Rihanna

After insulting rapper/promoter Jay Z and music megastar Rihanna last week, former world champion Adrian Broner has issued an apology.



January 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Roc Nation scores a knockout with ring debut

Ringside Report by Arvin Nundloll
Photos: Emily Harney

The first ever boxing card by Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports delivered great entertainment and value for all those in attendance at the Theater in Madison Square Garden. Knockouts, controversy and even a guest performance from Fabulous ensured that the night was memorable and showed what is to come from future Roc Nation events. Click here for full report and MANY previously unpublished photos



January 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Rey Vargas ready to return on January 24

By Gabriel F Cordero

Unbeaten WBC #4 rated super bantamweight Rey Vargas (22-0, 19 KOs) returns to action on January 24 against the Argentinian Nestor Paniagua (25-7-2, 17 KOs) in an event billed as “Peligro en el Paraíso” (Danger in Paradise) at the Convention Center in Hotel Azul Ixtapa in Zijuatanejo, Mexico presented by Promociones del Pueblo. Paniagua has previously faced world champions Yuriorkis Gamboa, Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno and Alberto Rossel.

Vargas is preparing for the fight in Mexico City’s Romanza Gym under Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain who says Vargas has all the tools to be world champion. “I am in great physical shape,” said Vargas. “I have followed my work plan according to the instructions and I am ready for the challenge that comes. I know I can’t think beyond January 24, but each victory puts me nearer to a title fight world and fulfilling my dream.”

The co-feature will be a very interesting middleweight crossroads showdown between Marcos “Dorado” Reyes (32-2, 24 KOs) and David “The Destroyer” Lopez (41-14-1, 23 KOs). Reyes is rebounding from a decision loss to Abie Han in October, while Lopez was stopped by Jose Uzcategui last March.



January 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder remains favored to dethrone Stiverne

By Karl Freitag

Entering fight week, online sportsbooks continue to list WBC heavyweight champion Bermaine Stiverne as a slight underdog against unbeaten challenger Deontay Wilder on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Wilder is running as a -140 to -200 favorite to defeat Stiverne, whose backers can get “plus” money ranging from +120 to as much as +160 with a Stiverne win.



January 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Mendoza-Fuentes Full Report

Report and photos by Felipe Leon

The Tijuana, Mexico, boxing season got off with a bang last night at the city’s Municipal Auditorium with a marathon-like twenty bout fight card witnessed by a near capacity house. Despite originally announced as a card that would feature a world title defense, a junior title and a female world title, none of the championship fights came into fruition. Despite of that, about three thousand boxing hungry fight fans gave their newly crowned IBF junior flyweight champion Javier “Cobra” Mendoza (23-2-1, 19KO) a hero’s welcome as he quickly dispatched of over matched Mauricio Fuentes (17-4, 11KO) in the ten round main event. The night was broadcast live on the Azteca channel in Mexico and beIN Sports in the U.S.

After a two-year exile from the sport, “Cobra” Mendoza came back last September to capture the vacant IBF strap in an impressive performance against former world champion Ramon Garcia. Fuentes no stranger to the world stage having challenged for the same world title Mendoza now holds back in May of last year when Johnriel Casimero in the Philippines stopped him. Fuentes was stopped in one by Casimero and thus the title went vacant. (more…)



January 12th, 2015

UFC

The Quotable Mr. McGregor

Everything changed in the UFC on April 6, 2013, the night Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon for the first time against Marcus Brimage. Since then, the brash Irishman has captured the imagination of the fight world, and whether you’re with him or against him, odds are that you can’t stop watching to see what he’ll say or do next . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Amir Khan is giving Floyd Mayweather Jr. five days to decide if he’ll fight him. More

Stiverne-Wilder puts focus back on American heavyweights. More

Will this month see the announcement of the long-awaited Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown? More

John Duddy says he begged to be hit more than 20 times below the belt in playing Ken Buchanan on screen. More



January 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Andre Ward comments on Roc Nation signing

WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward discusses his new promotional pact with Roc Sports. It is expected that Ward will be back in the ring this spring after sitting out all of 2014 over a contractual dispute with Goossen Promotions.

Andre Ward: “I want to thank God for giving me the strength to get through these last two years. The fight that I’ve been involved in both professionally and personally has been one of the toughest seasons of my life, but I feel that it has only made me stronger as a person and a fighter.”

“After I met with the Roc Nation team, I was blown away by their passion and hunger and I left the meeting a believer. I also saw the kind of work that they’ve done for their other athletes and I believe that Roc Nation is going to be a major player in the sport of boxing sooner than people think. They not only have a vision for their athletes but also the power and resources to bring it to fruition.”

“I’m excited to focus completely on boxing knowing that I have the machine behind me to handle everything outside of the ring. At this stage in my career, that brings me piece of mind.”



January 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Peter McDermont

WBO #5, WBC #6, WBA #7 Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews and has promised he will be champion again. Geale also says he would give IBF #3 Felix Sturm a rematch and would also fight IBF #7 Sam Soliman if his Team think it would get him in best position. Geale also predicts GGG to defeat Martin Murray and Jermain Taylor to defeat Sergio Mora in their February fights.

Were you satisfied with your 12 round decision victory over WBA rated Jarrod Fletcher in December?

I was happy with my performance. There were people who asked me why didn’t I chase the stoppage a bit harder but I wanted to get the rounds and I wanted to try certain moves and practice against Fletcher. (more…)



January 11th, 2015

Boxing News

2015 Florida Boxing Hall of Fame inductees

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2015 was announced Saturday at the SJC Boxing Gym in Fort Myers, Florida. The full list of inductees is as follows:

Fighters: Uriah Grant, Phil Jackson, Tony Licata*, Benny “Kid” Paret*, Nick Spanakos, Pete Spanakos, Tony Tucker
Trainers/Managers: Mac Goodman*, Chuck Talhami*, Harold Wilen
Promoters: Julio Martinez, W. H. Peeples
Media: Jorge Hidalgo, Harold Lederman
Participants: Ed Gersh*, Leon Margules
Officials/Commission: Jimmy Resnick, Mike Ross, Frank Santore, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel
Special Awards: Shea Bailey, Arcadio Castro

Induction weekend is June 19-21 at the Tampa Holiday Inn Westshore in Tampa.



January 11th, 2015

UFC

Providence’s Sean Soriano is Boston Bound

Boxing legend Marvin Hagler said it best when he declared that it was tough to get up in the morning to do roadwork when you’re sleeping in silk pajamas. You could also say that Providence’s Sean Soriano and Boston’s Charles Rosa will have a tough time thinking about a New England rivalry while training under the sunny skies of south Florida . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Magdaleno still unbeaten, defeats Ruiz

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Unbeaten WBO #2, IBF #4, WBA #7 super bantamweight contender Jessie Magdaleno (20-0, 15 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Erik Ruiz (13-2, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Southpaw Magdaleno, trained by Joel Diaz, got off to a good start against Ruiz, trained by Robert Garcia. Ruiz had his moments in rounds three and four launching some good multi-punch attacks. Magdaleno started moving more in round five and took over the fight from there to win by scores of 80-72 on all cards. The bout was for the Junior NABF 122b title.

Unbeaten welterweight Rodrigo Garcia (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a spectacular first round knockout over Jailton De Jesus (13-4, 11 KOs). A left hook laid out De Jesus. Time was 1:17. (more…)



January 10th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF 108lb champ Mendoza mauls Fuentes in non-title fight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

IBF light flyweight champion Javier “Cobra” Mendoza (23-2-1, 19 KOs) scored a second round TKO over former world title challenger Mauricio Fuentes (17-4, 11 KOs) in a non-title bout at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, BC, Mexico. Mendoza dropped Fuentes twice in round two and Fuentes’ cornerman entered the ring after the second knockdown to end the fight. Mendoza is slated to make his first defense will be against #1 rated Milan Melindo later this year.

Undefeated super bantamweight Eduardo “Indio” Ortega (20-0, 11 KOs) scored a third round KO over Cristian “Italiano” Esquivel (27-6, 20 KOs) in a clash for the NABO belt. A rapid fire barrage of punches put Esquivel down and out at 1:30.

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January 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Redkach and Khytrov talk about KOs

Working for the first time with new trainer Robert Garcia, undefeated lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach (18-0, 14 KOs) was impressive in a sixth-round knockout victory over Yakubu Amidu (19-6-2, 17 KOs), who failed to get off his stool following the sixth round in Friday’s main event of ShoBox: The New Generation from Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, Calif.

Ivan Redkach: “I was getting ready to knock him out. I was going to finish him before his corner stopped the fight. I would have finished him in the next round. I hadn’t been in the ring for sixth months, so I had to feel him out in the beginning before we attacked. That was the game plan with Robert Garcia. I was in perfect physical condition. I will be a world champion very soon. That is my dream.”

Yakubu Amidu: “I hurt my knee in the last round when I fell on it. I was OK after the knockdown, but when I stood up I felt something in my knee. I didn’t stop fighting because of the punches; I stopped because I hurt my knee.” (While Amidu complained of a hurt knee after the fight, the California State Athletic Commission stated that the bout was stopped due to punches. By rule, the commission rules that a knockout.) (more…)



January 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Perez, Maicelo postfight quotes

WBA interim lightweight titlist Darleys Perez (32-1, 20 KOs) won an impressive unanimous decision against Jonathan Maicelo (21-2, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.

Darleys Perez: “I was prepared for a tough fight. Maicelo is an incredible competitor. It took me a few rounds to settle into a rhythm, but once I did, I was able to land whatever I wanted. After a few rounds, I was able to time his movements and connect with a variety of punches. I want to be the best in the lightweight division. That’s what drives me. I put my heart and soul into every fight and I’m going to keep preparing the same way.”

Jonathan Maicelo: “I did my best tonight but was up against a better man in Darleys Perez. He did a good job of using his reach to keep me off balance. It was very difficult to land my shots. He’s a great champion and I take my hat off to him. I still want to fight and see if I can work my way back to the top. This is not the end of my career. I know I can get back in there and compete at a high level.”



January 10th, 2015




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