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WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

By Karl Freitag Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (22-0, 8 KOs) retained his WBO Intercontinental title and ...

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DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside Photos: Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime IBF super middleweight champion James "Chunky" DeGale (23-1, 14 KOs) successfully defended his ...

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Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack "The Ripper" (21-1-1, 12 KOs) retained his title ...

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Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

By Miguel Maravilla and Byron Spurlock at ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions In a rematch of their 2011 classic, welterweight Andre ...

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Dirrell Brothers both victorious

Dirrell Brothers both victorious

By Karl Freitag Photos: Daryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com The boxing Dirrell Brothers from Flint, Michigan, both scored wins on Friday night at the ...

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WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau

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Boxing News

Joshua inks with Matchroom for three more years

Promoter Eddie Hearn has announced that unbeaten heavyweight Anthony Joshua has signed a new exclusive three-year promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing. The Olympic gold medal hero has raced to 14-0 in the paid ranks with 14 devastating KOs under the guidance of Hearn, and has penned the new deal ahead of headlining his the sold-out event on December 12 at The O2 in London where he faces bitter amateur rival Dillian Whyte for the British and Commonwealth titles. The 25-year-old has quickly become a fans’ favourite since making his pro debut at the Greenwich venue in October 2013. Already world rated, Joshua is pegged to be a legitimate heavyweight contender when he steps up the level of opposition.



November 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Nigel Benn set to renew feud with Chris Eubank

Carl Froch talks about his baby’s fight for survival

Ricky Hatton pays tribute to Eamonn Magee Jr.



November 17th, 2015


Boxing News

DeGale: I am the best super middleweight out there

Photo: Frank Coppi/Matchroom Boxing

Photo: Frank Coppi/Matchroom Boxing


Two days before he departs for Canada, IBF Super Middleweight World Champion James “Chunky” DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) held an open media workout at the Stonebridge Boxing Club in London as he nears completion of a 10-plus week training camp for his Showtime-televised title defense against former world champion and Canadian fan favorite, Lucian Bute (32-2, 25 KOs) on November 28 at the Vidéotron Centre of Quebec City.

Here’s what he had to say on Monday:

James DeGale: “I think I am the best super middleweight out there right now. There are hard fights in the division. Badou Jack is a good fighter, but I think I beat him and beat him well if I stay switched on for the full 12 rounds. Arthur Abraham is still a tough customer and hopefully Martin Murray can do the business. I think he will beat him, although it’s hard to win in Germany. (more…)



November 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Toka Kahn-Clary ready to step it up

Photo: Jeny Luna Hernandez-Watson

Photo: Jeny Luna Hernandez-Watson


Undefeated featherweight prospect Toka “T-Nice” Kahn-Clary (16-0, 10 KOs) may be the best, relatively “unknown” prizefighter in the country, at least outside of New England.

A decorated American amateur who had a 131-11 record, highlighted by a gold-medal performance at the 2010 National Golden Gloves Tournament, Kahn-Clary returns to the ring this Friday night (Nov. 20) at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas against Mexican opponent Sergio “Cuatito” Lopez (19-9-1, 13 KOs) in what is supposed to be Kahn-Clary’s last scheduled eight-round bout before he graduates to 10-rounders.

“He’s a tough Mexican fighter who can box a little on the outside,” Kahn-Clary spoke about his next opponent, “but he comes forward, too. He’s experienced and has been in with a lot of good opponents.” (more…)



November 16th, 2015


Boxing News

Salita inks unbeaten lightweight Bernardo

Promoter Dmitriy Salita has announced the signing of unbeaten Dominican lightweight Eudy Bernardo (20-0, 14 KOs). Bernardo is now training out of Houston, Texas, with former champion Frank Tate.

“Eudy is a big lightweight at 5-11, with power in both hands,” said Salita. “He is considered by many to be the best Dominican prospect out there today. His skills, size and power give him the ability to be dominant in several weight classes. Indeed, he is a world-class prospect who is hungry to compete against the best fighters in his division. I have been hearing about his dominant skills for awhile and am very happy to be working with him!”



November 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Jean Pascal now training under Freddie Roach

Former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KOs) has announced that he will now be training under Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach. While in California a few weeks ago, Roach agreed to coach Pascal and to help him prepare for his upcoming challenges.

“Freddie Roach is one of the best trainers of all time. It is an honor to work with Freddie. I’ve come to the conclusion that in my corner, I needed a new perspective and I thought that Freddie would be the right fit. I realized I need to improve on and correct certain mistakes I made in my loss to Kovalev. I’m quite confident that with Freddie in my corner, I will improve, as did Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto under him,” said Jean. (more…)



November 16th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF approves Frampton-Quigg unification

The IBF has granted formal sanction approval for the IBF/WBA Jr. Featherweight Championship Unification fight between IBF Jr. Featherweight Champion Carl Frampton and WBA Jr. Featherweight Champion Scott Quigg. The bout is scheduled for February 26, 2016 at the Phones4U Arena in Manchester, England. This bout was approved with the condition that the winner must do the IBF mandatory within 90 days of the Frampton vs. Quigg fight.



November 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Finally! Cotto-Canelo Fight Week is here

By Bob Hough
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Miguel Cotto made his pro debut in February, 2001, when Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was 10; he racked up 25 fights and victories before Alvarez made his pro debut almost exactly a decade ago.

Predictions for Saturday’s classic proud-veteran-versus-young-badass confrontation are all over the place, but what’s clear is that as Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) seeks to be the biggest star in the post-Mayweather generation and Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) says he’s a year away from retiring, the older man believes his experience will help him earn perhaps his greatest victory.

“I put my mind into the fight, and the best way to beat a guy is in the smartest way,” Cotto said during a recent teleconference to discuss the fight, set for the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. “I know I can punch and I can hit hard, but now at this moment I’m looking for the perfect occasion, and I’m creating the perfect opportunity to hit my opponent. (more…)



November 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Murray believes his time is here against Abraham

Martin Murray (32-2-1, 15 KOs) believes the time has come for him to be crowned World Champion as he prepares for his fourth World title tilt against WBO world super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) on Saturday at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany.

The St. Helens man is unlucky not to have already claimed world honours having been held to draw by Felix Sturm in 2011 and finding himself on the wrong end of a continuous points decision to Sergio Martinez in 2013. (more…)



November 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Oscar auctions off first copy of the official Cotto-Canelo fight program

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During Thursday night’s 46th Annual New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, legendary boxing world champion and Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya autographed the first copy of the official Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez event program. The program, which will be sold at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and select MGM Resorts International locations in Las Vegas starting Monday, was won by a boxing fan who bid $400 in an auction that started at just $30.

The state of the art Cotto-Canelo program is the first of its kind for a boxing event. It features Augmented Reality on certain pages where fans can be taken to promotional videos of the fight and the promoters’ websites. All the fan has to do is scan the specific page within the program with a cell phone or mobile device to engage in this interactive experience. (more…)



November 16th, 2015

UFC

Kim vs. Waters Set for Seoul

Santa Rosa, California’s Dominic “Shonuff” Waters will get the biggest opportunity of his pro career on November 28 when he steps in for Jorge Masvidal against the number seven-ranked welterweight in the world, Dong Hyun Kim, in UFC Fight Night action in Seoul, South Korea. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MONTERREY is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 16th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF #11 Onaga defeats Philippine champ Sultan

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

IBF #11 ranked 115-pounder, Japanese southpaw hard-puncher Go Onaga (18-2-2, 18 KOs), 115.5, decked an important triumph as he defeated OPBF#4 Philippine champ Jonas Sultan (8-3, 5 KOs), 116, by a unanimous decision (99-82, 98-93, 97-94) over ten speedy rounds on Sunday in Tomigusuku city, Okinawa, Japan. Onaga, unbeaten in last three years, is gunning for an OPBF title shot, and will be ranked atop in the OPBF ratings thanks to his good victory over Sultan, who fought well but was outclassed and outlegged by the faster and taller Japanese.

Onaga thus scored nine victories in a row since dropping a split duke to Teiru Kinoshita (who had an unsuccessful shot at Zalani Tete in quest of the IBF belt in 2014) with the vacant national 115-pound belt on the line in 2012. (more…)



November 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Interview: Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA #3, WBC #6, IBF #8 heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (23-0, 20 KOs) talks to Fightnews about his world title opportunity against WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev, that has been ordered by the WBA. Browne also talks about new trainers Nigel Benn and Rodney Williams, and also increasing his fight weight by 20 pounds.



November 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Prospects Score Wins In Springfield, VA

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Here are the results from the Jeter Promotions/RBA Promotions card Saturday at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA:

Bowie, MD heavyweight Luther “Lights Out” Smith scored an easy first-round knockout of debuting Malcolm Ware of Raleigh, NC. Ware was wild and reckless with his punches until he felt Smith’s power. Smith knocked Ware down twice before the bout was stopped at 1:29. Smith is 3-0, three KO’s all in the first round.

Welterweight Edgar “The Tiger” Torres stopped Aloric Carson of Indianapolis, IN at 2:37 of the second round. Torres dropped Carson twice during the contest with right hands before the bout was stopped. Torres is now 7-0-1, four KO’s while Carson is 0-9. (more…)



November 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Inaugural Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame induction

By Craig Wick
Photos: Tom Barnes / Tomba-Images

Boxing luminaries from the State of Illinois never had a night of formal recognition until this past Saturday, when 32 distinguished members of their “fistic fraternity” were inducted into the Inaugural ‘Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame” induction ceremony, held before a sold-out crowd of over 400 at the Abbington Banquet Hall in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn.

The HOF for the state’s boxing elite was the work of Mike McNamara and Pete Hoffman, Illinois Boxing Inspectors both, who for the last twelve years have chaired the Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame. According to McNamara, the seed for a separate boxing HOF was planted by Pete Podgorski, a former professional fighter and current referee. During a conversation the two had several years ago, Podgorski suggested to McNamara that he do the same for boxing that he was currently doing for martial arts. The suggestion snowballed, and as Hoffman concluded Saturday night, “clearly there was a pent-up demand for this kind of a ceremony.” (more…)



November 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The world is abuzz with articles about Holly Holm, who became the first world boxing champion to be a UFC champ:

Six things to know about the fighter who defeated Ronda Rousey

Holly Holm cashes in her life’s work to defeat Rousey

What’s next for Holm and Rousey?

Rousey rocked

Unlike Rousey, Holm hopes to avoid spotlight

31 best memes about Holm knocking out Rousey



November 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto 157.8 lbs. at WBC seven-day weigh-in

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Puerto Rican four-division world champion Miguel Cotto complied with the WBC’s seven day weigh-in rule in advance of his world middleweight championship mega-fight against Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez this Saturday at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Cotto, training in Los Angeles, weighed 157.8 pounds.

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November 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Nieves and Del Valle get knockouts in Comerio

Local lightweight Kevin Nieves improved his record to 9-1-1 with 5 KOs after an explosive KO win over Miguel ‘Mickito’ Soto (12-6, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Comerio Autorium in Comerio Puerto Rico. In the very first round, Nieves overcome Soto with sharp jabs and combinations. In the beginning of the third round, Nieves started landing bombs over Soto and the ringside boxing commission’s Dr. Rosilvia Muñiz stopped the contest due to a nose injury.

Super bantamweight Luis Orlando ‘Orlandito’ Del Valle annihilated Mexican veteran Juan Jose Beltran, who did not come out from his the corner in round three. Del Valle improves his record to 20-2, 15 KOs and hopes to line up to a world title shot in 2016. Beltran, who came in way overweight forcing the bout to be contested at a 136lb catch weight, falls to 29-25-3, 18 KOs. (more…)



November 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Stiverne wants to get back in the ring soon

“I feel good. It was great to be back in the ring again,” said former WBC heavyweight world champion Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) after defeating Derric Rossy (30-11, 14 KOs) via unanimous decision (95-94, 96-93, 96-93) in his first fight since losing the title to Deontay Wilder last January.

[On his performance] “I wasn’t rusty, but maybe I sparred too much in the gym. He was a tough guy.”

[On being knocked down in the first round] “The knockdown was more of a flash knockdown. It was a good punch, but I was a little off balance, too.”

[On what’s next] “I’m ready to get back in the ring soon and work my way back to become a world champion again.”

The fight took place at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. Quotes courtesy of SHOWTIME.



November 15th, 2015

UFC

Holm Shares Secret to Success in Upset Win

Just minutes after pulling off what UFC commentator Joe Rogan called the biggest upset in UFC history over the most dominant woman in the history of combat sports, Holly Holm was asked how she pulled off the impossible . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: A new future awaits Ronda Rousey after loss
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MONTERREY is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Jimenez TKOs Gonzalez in eight

By Robert Coster

WBA #4 bantamweight contender Norberto “Meneito” Jimenez (23-8-4, 12 KOs) put on an impressive display of skills and power by outclassing gritty Lucian Gonzalez (21-9-2, 5 KOs) Saturday at the Sosua Convention Center in Sosua, Dominican Republic. The larger Gonzalez, who usually fights as a featherweight, had no answers to “Meneito’s” speed and movement. Around the fifth round, Jimenez took on the unsual role (for him) of attacker, trading with his opponent and particularly aiming to the body. This tactic paid off as Gonzalez suffered three broken ribs and was unable to come out for the eighth round. After the fight, Jimenez called on WBA world champion Kohei Kono to fight him in a rematch. In December of last year, Kono fought a controversial draw with Jimenez in Tokyo.



November 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo 160.2 lbs. at WBC seven-day weigh-in

Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez complied Saturday with the WBC’s seven day weigh-in rule in advance of his world middleweight championship mega-fight against Miguel Cotto this Saturday at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Canelo, who weighed 160.2 pounds, will travel to Las Vegas with his team this coming Monday.

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November 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Oscar De La Hoya Foundation 19th Annual Turkey Giveaway

Photo: Tom Hogan – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy

In celebration of the anticipated holiday season, the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation hosted its 19th Annual Turkey Giveaway on Saturday at the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School to help East Los Angeles families celebrate Thanksgiving this year by distributing hundreds of turkeys, treats and thanksgiving fixings.

Golden Boy Promotions fighters, Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr., Julián “El Camarón” Ramirez, Christian “Chimpa” Gonzales, Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez, Jason “El Animal” Quigley, Joet Gonzales, Roy “Pit Bull” Tapia, and Los Angeles favorite Nick Arce, were all on hand alongside Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, to help distribute food to the families in attendance.



November 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Rosas wins split decision over Pucheta

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Former world title challenger Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas (20-2-1, 12 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Roberto “Escorpión” Pucheta (12-6-1, 5 KOs) in a super bantamweight bout on Saturday night at the Deportivo Tlalli in Tlalnepantla, Estado de México. Scores were 96-94 for Pucheta and 96-94, 96-95 for Rosas, who earned a deserved victory.

In the co-feature, welterweight Daniel “Tokado” Echeverría (19-1, 16 KOs) scored a wild eighth round TKO over Abner “Jaeger” López (23-5, 19 KOs). Echeverría dropped Lopez in round one with a left hand. Lopez recovered and floored Echeverría in round three. Echeverría finally floored Lopez again in round eight and got the stoppage with his follow up barrage.

Welterweight Ramsés “Faraón” Agatón (17-2-3, 9 KOs) won by second round TKO over Johnny “Vaquero” Navarrete (29-8-1, 15 KOs).

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November 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Estrella stops Padilla in six

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

WBC #11 lightweight Adrian “Diamante” Estrella (24-1, 22 KOs) outclassed Orlen Padilla (21-6-1, 19 KOs) until he got a TKO at 2:13 of the sixth round on Saturday night at the Miguel Barragan Gym in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Toward the end, Padilla resorted to some dirty tactics, but eventually succumbed to Estrella’s attack. Estrella won a WBC regional title.

Also, WBC #4 jr flyweight Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (29-3, 20 KOs) scored a major victory via TKO over Raymond Tabugon (17-4-1, 7 KOs). The end came after Hernandez sent Tabugon to end it at 2:35 of the fifth round.

Former WBC female world champion Esmeralda “Joya” Moreno (32-8-1, 11 KOs) was victorious when Yesenia Martinez (16-15 9 KOs) was unable to continue in the sixth round due to an intense pain in the jaw.

The card was presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast in Mexico on Televisa.

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November 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Lippe-Morrison annihilates Thomas in 80 seconds

Rising heavyweight Trey Lippe-Morrison of Tulsa, OK continued his march towards becoming a player in the heavyweight division by scoring a devastating 80 second knockout of Bobby Thomas at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.

Fighting in front of a sold out crowd and with legendary trainer Freddie Roach in his corner, Lippe-Morrison was a man on a mission from the opening bell. With his fans cheering him on in hope of another knockout, Lippe-Morrison connected with a hard right hook to Thomas’ head just over a minute into the opening stanza, sending Thomas to the canvas. The referee started to count before realizing Thomas was in no position to continue, waving the bout off at 1:20. (more…)



November 15th, 2015

UFC

UFC 193: Holly Holm Knocks Out Ronda Rousey

Former boxing champ wins UFC bantamweight title in stunning upset

The biggest stadium show in UFC history was host to one of the biggest upsets ever, as Holly Holm dethroned Ronda Rousey Saturday night with a stirring second-round knockout in the main event of UFC 193 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

“I had so much love and support,” Holm, the new UFC women’s bantamweight champion, said. “I just felt like ‘how can I not do this?’ I had the best coaching, from stand-up to grappling, to wrestling.”. . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Also see: Jedrzejczyk stays unbeatenHunt takes “Sixth Round” From Bigfoot
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November 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Stiverne dropped, but wins comeback fight

Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime

Former WBC heavyweight world champion Bermane “B WARE” Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) recovered from a first round knockdown to hammer out a ten round unanimous decision over Derric Rossy (30-11, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Returning to the ring for the first time since losing his world title to Deontay Wilder in January, Stiverne was dropped on the seat of his pants by a Rossy right hand in round one. After that, the ex-champ’s heavier shots were the difference as he won a competitive unanimous decision 96-93, 96-93 and 95-94.

In a clash of unbeaten junior middleweights, Jarrett Hurd (17-0, 11 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Frank “Notorious” Galarza (17-1-2, 11 KOs). Hurd dropped Galarza in round four, punished him in round five and got a stoppage from referee Russell Mora when Galarza turned away in round six. Time was :59.

IBF #9 middleweight and 2008 Olympian Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (7-0, 5 KOs) scored a dominating third round TKO over Jessie Nicklow (25-8-3, 8 KOs) in a super middleweight bout. Derevyanchenko battered Nicklow from the opening bell until referee Jay Nady waved it off. Time was 2:18. Nicklow took the bout on three days notice.

Unbeaten light heavyweight David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez (11-0, 10 KOs) destroyed journeyman Felipe Romero (15-10-1, 9 KOs) in the first round. Three knockdowns in 2:00. Benavidez is the youngest fighter to ever appear on ShoBox. photos



November 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Japan Update

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Shibata barely keeps IBF female 108lb belt

IBF female light-flyweight champ Naoko Shibata (14-3-1, 4 KOs), 106.5, very barely kept her belt as she was held to a split draw (96-94, 94-96, 95-95) by Mexican southpaw Maria Salinas (11-4-3, 4 KOs), 108, over hard-fought ten on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Salinas had the upper hand by utilizing her southpaw stance in the first half, but Shibata, making her fourth defense, turned the tide with persistent body attacks in later rounds.

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November 14th, 2015

UFC

UFC 193 Prelims: Matthews, Noke, Villante, Martinez Score Wins

Melbourne native Jake Matthews returned to the win column in impressive fashion in UFC 193 prelim action at Etihad Stadium Saturday, but the 21-year-old lightweight had to dig deep to do it, surviving a knockdown in the first round to stop Akbarh Arreola due to a cut after the second . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Early prelim report
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MONTERREY is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 14th, 2015

Boxing News

It’s official: Rigondeaux on Cotto-Canelo undercard

Former WBA and WBO super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba faces Filipino Drian Francisco (28-1-3, 22 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight bout on next Saturday’s Cotto-Canelo PPV card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

“We are thrilled to add Guillermo Rigondeaux, one of boxing’s best pound for pound fighters, to what we believe is the biggest night in boxing this year,” said David Itskowitch, COO Boxing of Roc Nation Sports. “On Nov. 21, fans at the Mandalay Bay Events Center and those watching at home on HBO Pay-Per-View are in store for an event that will bring them even more bang for their buck with the addition of Rigondeaux vs. Drian Francisco. It’s a rare treat when three of boxing’s top ten pound for pound best fighters appear on the same telecast.” (more…)



November 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Schwarz KOs Mezencev in seven

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

In a clash of unbeaten heavyweights, 21-year-old Tom Schwarz (15-0, 10 KOs) scored an exciting seventh round KO over 19-year-old KO artist Ilja Mezencev (10-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Anhalt Arena in Dessau, Germany. Mezencev sent Schwarz to the deck with a big right hand in round one. Schwarz floored Mezencev in round five with a right hand. In round seven, a barrage of hard shots by Schwarz rocked Mezencev, then sent him crashing to the canvas to end it. Time was 1:35. Schwarz wins the inaugural WBO Youth heavyweight championship.

WBO/WIBF female super featherweight world champion Ramona Kuehne (24-1, 9 KOs) demolished previously unbeaten 21-year-old Erika Kalderas (11-1, 4 KOs). Bout waved off in round five. Kalderas was down twice.

Cruiserweight Adam Deines (5-0, 2 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Durmus Keklik (11-1, 6 KOs) in round eight to claim the vacant German International belt.

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November 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Hughie Fury still unbeaten

Unbeaten heavyweight Hughie Fury (17-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round KO over journeyman Emilio Zarate (18-15-3, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the City Academy Sports Centre in Bristol, England. A barrage of punches sent Zarate to the deck at 1:05. Hughie returns in two weeks on the Klitschko-Fury undercard in Germany. He is the cousin of Tyson Fury.

Earlier, heavyweight Young Fury (6-1, 3 KOs) outpointed Imantas Davidaitis (4-12-1, 4 KOs) over four rounds. Young Fury is the brother of Tyson Fury.



November 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Late fight results from Tucson

Photo: Randy Locke/Journeyman Management

Photo: Randy Locke/Journeyman Management


By Jeremy Roseman/Journeyman Management

Unbeaten middleweight Nathaniel “No Problem” Gallimore (10-0-1, 8 KOs) survived a late scare in route to defeating Michael Finney (13-5-1) Friday night at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Tucson, Arizona. Like his nickname, Gallimore had “No Problem” with Finney until the eighth and final round. Finley delivered a devastating liver shot halfway through the round to put Gallimore down on the canvas for the first time in his career. Gallimore barely got up but did to finish the round. The official scores were 79-73, 79-73, 78-74 all for the undefeated Illinois-based Jamaican Gallimore. (more…)



November 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

By Karl Freitag

Still no official confirmation that unbeaten recently stripped world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux will be added to the Cotto-Canelo undercard which is just one week away. Rumors have Roc Nation Sports dangling a three-year deal in front of Rigondeaux with Rigo’s team accepting in principle the still unsigned deal. Former WBA interim champ Drian Francisco is reportedly Rigo’s opponent should the deal go through and become official.

Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner just bought a mini-van for Iyana and her family to help carry her medical equipment. Iyana (an infant in Cincinnati, Ohio) is battling cancer for the second time.

With Fres Oquendo undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder next week and likely out for six months or more, the WBA has made Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne the mandatory challenger for WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev. Browne is 23-0 with 20 KOs.

35-year-old WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham, who defends against Martin Murray in one week, says he plans to fight for another two years.

Who would have thought that Friday’s Spike card would have two of the most savage and exciting fights of the year? PBC should have both Rodriguez-Seals and Willaims-Savigne uploaded on YouTube sooner or later. Worth watching again.



November 14th, 2015




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