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Wilder plans next move

Wilder plans next move

By Matt Richardson Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com WBC heavyweight title-holder Deontay Wilder is preparing for his next move. Wilder (34-0, 33 KO’s) is ...

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Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Suzanna Teresa/PBC WBA "undisputed" bantamweight world champion Juan Carlos "Baby Pacquiao" Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) retained his title with ...

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Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/PBC Juan Carlos Payano 117.6 vs. Rau'shee Warren 117 (WBA "undisputed" bantamweight title) Yudel Jhonson 153.2 vs. Jorge Cota 154.2 John Jackson 153.4 ...

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Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank IBF #9 ranked super bantamweight Chris “The Hitman” Avalos (26-3, 19 KO) stepped ...

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Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

By Gabriel F Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (58-9, 49 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Kazuki Hashimoto (11-5, ...

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Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt

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Boxing News

Arreola back in action March 13

Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (35-4, 31 KOs) returns to the ring on Friday, March 13 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. The card features a pair of exciting main events as Andre Berto goes up against Josesito Lopez and Shawn Porter battles Roberto Garcia on the debut of PBC on Spike TV. “I’m itching to get back in the ring and show that I’m still going after my dream of being heavyweight champion of the world,” said Arreola. “This is a wonderful platform for me to fight with Premier Boxing Champions and I couldn’t be more excited to fight in front of my fans here in California.”

This will be the 33-year-old’s fifth time fighting at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena and his tenth time fighting in Ontario, Calif. The fight card is promoted by Goossen Promotions, which has promoted all of Arreola’s professional fights.



February 27th, 2015


Boxing News

Stevenson-Bika Ticket Alert

WBC light heavyweight world champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) returns to the ring Saturday, April 4 at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City to defend his title against former super middleweight world champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs). The April 4 event marks the debut of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS (3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT). Tickets go on sale Saturday. Ticket prices range from $25 to $250 on the floor.

Adonis Stevenson: “I am excited to be the headliner for first PBC event on CBS. I know Bika will stop at nothing, so the fight will be spectacular and extremely offensive-minded. I predict that Bika will lose by knockout for the first time in his career.”

Sakio Bika: “After all these years fighting at 168 pounds, it was becoming increasingly difficult to make weight and that was a major factor in my defeats. I see no problem making the jump to light heavyweight to face Stevenson and I do not feel I’ll be at a disadvantage because the champion made this transition successfully himself less than two years ago against Chad Dawson. I promise you that I will be the new champion on April 4.”



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Gomez faces Kamegai March 20

Golden Boy Promotions returns to its Coachella Valley home at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on March 20 with another Golden Boy Live! event. Headlining the night, former world title contender Alfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico takes on Japanese breakout star Yoshihiro Kamegai (25-2-1, 22 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight bout set to air live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. In the evening’s co-main event Santa Ana, Calif. slugger Ronny Rios (23-1, 10 KOs) is scheduled for a 10-round featherweight bout against Mexicali’s Jesus “Kalaka” Navarro (23-9-1, 16 KOs) and former Irish national championship fighter Jamie “The Nuisance” Kavanagh (17-1-1, 8 KOs) will compete in an eight-round televised lightweight match against an opponent yet to be named. In the non-televised undercard, the undefeated Abraham Lopez (17-0, 12 KOs) of La Puente, Calif. will risk his perfect record in an eight-round featherweight contest against Mexico’s Juan Carlos “El Pez” Martinez (20-15-1, 7 KOs) and Albert “Baby Dynamite” Herrera (9-10-1, 5 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. will fight in a six-round welterweight brawl against a yet to be announced opponent.



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Olympian Jose Ramirez signs endorsement deal with Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino

USA Olympian, NABF Champion and undefeated boxer Jose Ramirez (13-0, 10 KOs) has proudly entered into an endorsement deal with Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino.

The Santa Rosa Rancheria and Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino have announced an endorsement agreement with Jose Ramirez. Tachi Palace general manager Willie Barrios said “The opportunity to work with Jose in an on-going strategic relationship was too good to pass up. Because he is from Avenal, we have had the opportunity to watch Jose grow not only as a fighter, but a very visible advocate for things impacting the Central Valley.”

Santa Rosa Rancheria and Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino are known for being generous community members, whether it is through outreach programs or monthly community breakfasts benefiting local groups and causes. (more…)



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from London

Tyson Fury 260 vs. Christian Hammer 248
Dmitry Chudinov 159 vs. Chris Eubank Jr 159
Liam Walsh 129 vs. Joe Murray 129
Bradley Skeete 146 vs. Anzor Gamgebeli 141
Boy Jones Jnr. 132 vs. Joe Beedon
Lewis Pettitt 128 vs. David Kvaratskhelia
Dempsey Fury vs Ernest Depkas

Venue: O2 Arena, London, England
Promoter: Frank Warren



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Adrien Broner on his new son, settling down and John Molina

By Arvin Nundloll
Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime

While preparing for his upcoming light welterweight bout against John Molina on March 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Adrien Broner took time out to reflect on the birth of his new son, Adrieon, and to speak about how this life changing event will shape his career and personal life going forward.

Speaking on Adrieon’s birth, Broner has already shared his vision for new-born son

“He’s going to be a world champion!”

Broner also shared how he’s changed as a person over the past few years.

“It made me settle down a little bit more, I’m not the same guy that I was two or three years ago. I was a young kid adjusting to the fame and all the money that it came with. Now you know, I’m comfortable and I’m just settling down, I’m mature.” (more…)



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Frampton, Avalos make weight

IBF super bantamweight Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (19-0, 13 KOs) and top contender Chris “Hitman” Avalos (25-2, 19 KOs) both made weight for their showdown on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Frampton weighed in at the division limit of 122 lbs., and Avalos weighed 121.9 lbs.

The bout will be televised in the USA on AWE TV.



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Browne: I am ready for any heavyweight

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #4 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (22-0, 20 KOs) is ready to capture the WBA title from Ruslan Chagaev (33-2-1, 20 KOs) when they clash for the WBA regular championship. “I’m ready for any heavyweight fighter in the world including Ruslan Chagaev and I think it is going to be the year when Australia finally gets a world heavyweight champion of its own,” said Browne.

Three time world champion Jeff Fenech who trains Browne said, “The world champion is obviously an experienced guy. Lucas only started boxing in 2009 so he’s still very inexperienced by comparison. What Lucas lacks in experience he makes up for in power. He is a terrific puncher and I’ve been teaching him how to throw punches in combinations rather than relying on just one big punch. He’s obviously in good form and the chance at a title will make him fight better than ever.”



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Potter headlines card in Syracuse on Saturday

By Boxing Bob Newman

During the deep freeze of 2015, Syracuse, NY is looking to heat things up and return to it’s former status enjoyed in the 50s and 60s as a red hot fight town. Long gone are the heroes named Basilo, De John and Backus. Jay Johnson’s JKJ Championship Promotions is looking to bring back the glory days and heat up the local fight scene again this Saturday night, February 28th, promoting it’s fourth show at the Liverpool Holiday Inn in ten months.

Headlining for the fourth straight time is Syracuse middleweight Martez Potter, 6-0, 1 KO, taking on Ahmed Tuba, 1-2, over six rounds. Tuba will be familiar to Syracuse fans as he took on Potter’s stable mate Jimmy Garcia on the September 11, 2014 show, losing a hard fought four round majority decision. Garcia will be looking to go 3-0 on Saturday against winless Jonathan Jeter. (more…)



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Ruiz wants a shot at Santa Cruz

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA world champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz is waiting for the opportunity to fight current WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz. “I trust in Promociones del Pueblo and Sampson Boxing,” said Ruiz. “They will know what to do and I hope they will get that title shot. We’ll see how the division shakes out and whether we’ll face Santa Cruz, which for me would be an honor, or if I have to face with the highest rated contender to prove that I can be the new champion.”



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Nava-Gomez Press Conference

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Zanfer Promotions along with Mexican TV network Azteca hosted the final press conference prior to the mega fight card planned for this Saturday night, February 28th, at the sprawling new Rosarito, Mexico, Metropolitan Convention Center about 20 minutes southwest from downtown Tijuana. The fight card will be televised on TV Azteca in Mexico and Azteca America and Bein Sports in the United States.

Guillermo Brito, vice-president of operations for Zanfer, led the proceedings as he presented the main event of WBC and WBA interim super bantamweight champion Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava (31-4-3, 13KO) of Tijuana against the current WBA interim WBO bantamweight champion Mayra “La Guapa” Gomez (16-3, 4KO) of Argentina. Nava will be defending both her titles at limit of 122 pounds. (more…)



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC considering special Mayweather-Pacquiao belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has indicated that for the Mayweather-Pacquiao mega fight the WBC is thinking of a “very special and different WBC belt and is working on its design. It will be something at the highest level that the fight deserves and looks forward to reporting when something definite. The new WBC belt could be emerald and platinum.”



February 27th, 2015

UFC

Rocky Pennington ready for Holly Holm

Raquel “Rocky” Pennington is 2-1 in the UFC, and while the biggest challenge of her young fight career to date may have been a brawling win over Jessamyn Duke during the TUF 18 competition, she next faces one of the most decorated boxers to enter the women’s bantamweight division in the undefeated Holly Holm . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 184 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, February 28 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Rodriguez, Verdejo & Falcao arrive in Tampa

Photos: Peter Amador / Top Rank

Julian Rodriguez, Esquiva Falcao and Felix Verdejo in Tampa for Solo Boxeo Tecate this Saturday.

Verdejo who is injured will do a meet and greet with fans before the fight – Rodriguez will take on Raul Tovar in the main event and Falcao will open the show on Unimas.

 

 

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February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Wembley is set for the Tyson FuryWladimir Klitschko showdown.

Speaking of Fury, he says: “Every single day, I battle myself.”

“If I hurt him, I expect him to run,” Manny Pacquiao is saying about Floyd Mayweather.

Pacquiao expected to start U.S. training on Feb. 28.

 



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Thompson 261, Solis 272 in Antalya, Turkey

Boxing fans had to wait for a long time to finally see the rematch between US ring veteran Tony Thompson and former Cuban amateur standout Odlanier Solis. On Friday Thompson and Solis will finally step into the ring in Antalya, Turkey. Both fighters not only arrived on the site but also went on the scale on Thursday afternoon. Thompson weighed in at 261 lbs. (118 kg) while Solis brought 272 lbs. (123 kg) to the scale. Interestingly, Thompson weighed 4.5 lbs. less than in their first fight, while Solis was 15 lbs. heavier!

On March 22 2014 “La Sombra” Solis was looking to get in line for another shot at the world heavyweight championship by beating the American gatekeeper. But the mission failed when Thompson, a two time world title challenger against Wladimir Klitschko, shocked Solis and got a well deserved split decision win. The “Tiger” proved to the world that he can still bite at the age of 42. One year later – and after numerous postponements – Solis and Thompson meet again in a long anticipated rematch. Of course, the Cuban wants to make up for the loss instead of being surprised by Thompson a second time. (more…)



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Fonfara on fighting Chavez Jr at 172 pounds: I’m not giving away anything

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Team Fonfara

“It was a great experiment coming to Texas before my fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Different ideas, everyone wants to help. In a couple of days I’ll be back in Chicago to start my sparring sessions in the best possible physical shape,” light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara said in a Fightnews.com interview.

Fonfara (26-3, 15 KO) will meet former WBC middleweight champ, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-1, 32 KO) on Showtime April 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. The bout will be at a 172lb catch weight. Fonfara said he’s “not giving away anything” fighting below the 175 light heavyweight limit and offered an interesting story from Houston… (more…)



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

New opponent for Jo Jo Diaz

Golden Boy Promotions today announced an updated card for LA FIGHT CLUB for the premiere of the sold-out FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes series on Friday, March 6 at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Headlining the night, undefeated super bantamweight prospect and 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (14-0, 9 KOs) is scheduled for 10-rounds against new opponent, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico’s Juan Luis “Perla Negra” Hernandez (17-4-1, 9 KOs) in the night’s main event. Fight fans can still catch all the action live on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes (10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT).



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Indio, California

Pablo Cesar Cano 147.6 vs. Juan Carlos Abreu 147.4
Diego de la Hoya 121.4 vs. Manuel Roman 122
Nick Arce 127.4 vs. Lyonell Kelly 129
Taishan 282 vs. Roy McCrary 269
Everton Lopes 134.2 vs. Evan Woolsey 135.2
Neeco Macias 151 vs. Tavorus Teague 151
Oscar Negrete vs. Fernando Fuentes

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
Venue: Famtasy Springs Resort Casino
TV: FOX Sports 1



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev quick quotes

Photos: Jose A Pineda/Main Events

This fight preparation was totally hard, it’s hot because it is Miami. It’s hard work in the gym and obviously it’s hot outside. Every day is good. Every fight preparation for me is very important whether it is title fight or not.

[About being favored to win] I am not worried at all about this because if favorite or not favorite, underdog or not underdog, it doesn’t matter. I don’t care about it.

I have to focus for all fight and getting prepared for all 12 rounds because who knows what will be inside the ring or what will he bring? I don’t know how ready he will be. It’s difficult to say ‘I will do’ because nobody knows what we do tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. We will see in the ring who will be best and who will win.

As a fighter he is a very dangerous fighter. He has a punch, he can punch hard. I am very interested to fight with him and see what I can do in the ring against Jean Pascal because every fight is something new; it’s like a new test. For me it’s very important this fight. He’s a very good fighter, smart. He has a lot of power. It’ll be a very interesting fight, believe me, because I will be there! (more…)



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Opponents named for Hyland & Rosinsky

On March 14, DiBella Entertainment, Ring of Fire Promotions and FDNY Bravest Boxing will present a boxing show at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The card, entitled “McMayhem in Midtown”, will feature both professional and amateur bouts, and is headlined by former world title challenger Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland (29-1, 13 KO’s) taking on Manuel de los Reyes Herrera (21-15-1, 15KO’s) in an eight-round featherweight matchup.

The co-feature sees the return of popular light heavyweight Will “Power” Rosinsky (17-2, 9KO’s) squaring off against Paul Gonsalves (7-5-1, 3KO’s) in another eight-rounder matchup. The amateur portion of the card will mark the third meeting between the FDNY Bravest Boxing team and Garda Siochana Boxing team of the Irish National Police Force.



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Zou Shiming: Expect me to be champion

Despite having only six professional fights under his belt, Zou Shimiing, the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and three-time world amateur champion is ready for his close-up. Just 23 months removed from his professional debut, WBO #1 Zou (6-0, 1 KO) will challenge amateur rival and defending IBF flyweight world champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs) at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena.

“Expect me to be champion,” said Shiming during a recent media workout at Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California. “This will be the biggest test for me. I am very calm, not nervous. I have been prepared for this moment for a long time. I am focused on myself — on executing Freddie’s gameplan. I felt a lot more pressure when I was in the Olympics. This time the pressure is on Ruenroeng. I feel very confident with the professional fighting style now. In my last fight, which went 12 rounds [12-round unanimous decision victory over Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym], I really felt like a professional fighter. That was a turning point for me — a landmark fight. (more…)



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto: No organization owns my career

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto says he will not be pressured into a fight. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman stated this week that “Miguel Cotto may have a voluntary defense. He can choose his opponent, but the winner will have to face Golovkin.”

However Cotto told elnuevodia.com. “No organization owns my career. I will do what is best for me and what I want to do.”

The Puerto Rican superstar hasn’t made a decision on his next fight yet but said “everything points to June.”

As to picking a Mayweather-Pacquiao winner, Cotto said “Both camps know what they have to do. They will put it into practice and we will see a great fight.” He added that he will be in training and will not attend that fight in person.



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxcino semifinals land at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

The Boxcino 2015 jr. middleweight & heavyweight semifinals will take place on April 10th at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA.

In the Jr. Middleweight division:
Brandon Adams (16-1, 11 KOs) will fight Vito Gasparyan (15-3-5, 8 KOs) while Stanyslav Skorokhod (9-0, 7 KOs) battles John Thompson (15-1, 5 KOs).

In the Heavyweight division:
Andrey Fedosov (26-3, 21 KOs) will take on Lenroy Thomas (19-3, 9 KOs) and Razvan Cojanu (13-1, 7 KOs) squares off with Donovan Dennis (13-2, 10 KOs).

The show will be televised live on ESPN2.



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury wants “easy” Klitschko fight before Wilder

Heavyweight division world champion Wladimir Klitschko would be an “easy fight” according to brash-talking Tyson Fury. The Manchester heavyweight takes on Christian Hammer this weekend at the O2 Arena in London, live and exclusive on BoxNation, and has claimed that a matchup with Klitschko would be a straightforward affair. 26-year-old Fury is the mandatory challenger for Klitschko’s WBO belt, and is expected to face the Ukrainian legend in his next bout, should he prevail this Saturday night.

The heavyweight division has seen a resurgence of late following the crowning of a new champion in WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder, with the charismatic American keen to share the ring with Fury, who has his own thoughts on how he wants the coming year to turn out. “To be honest I’m the man in the division to beat. Everyone wants to fight me because they know I generate interest. People are interested in me probably for the wrong reasons, or the right reasons, but they’re still interested – that’s why people want to fight,” said Fury.

“They want to come to the UK to fight me. [Deontay Wilder’s] the world champion but he’s the guy who first said he wants to fight Tyson Fury after winning the title. So I must be doing something right, I must be on the right track. I would like to fight Wladimir [Klitschko] first because number one he’s my mandatory, number two he’s the best in the division and number three because he is an easy fight. Then I’ll fight Wilder. I won’t be taking any interim fights I’ll unify straight away,” Fury said. (more…)



February 26th, 2015

UFC

UFC 184 Fantasy Preview

The most dominant woman in sports returns to action at UFC 184 as Ronda Rousey looks to defend her bantamweight title once again when she takes on undefeated contender Cat Zingano . . . click here for more

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February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Fans invited to Canelo-Kirkland pressers

Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and Texas knockout artist James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland will host back-to-back Texas press conferences in Houston and San Antonio on Tuesday, March 3 to discuss their 12-round super welterweight showdown at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on May 9 to be televised live on HBO. Oscar de la Hoya and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson will be in attendance along with Texas boxing legend Jesse James Leija.

The Houston press conference will take place at noon at Minute Maid Park with gates open to the public at 11AM. The San Antonio presser will be at the Bexar County Courthouse at 5PM with fan arrival beginning at 4PM.



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF calls for DeGale vs. Dirrell Purse Bid

On February 3, 2015, the IBF ordered #1 ranked Super Middleweight contender James DeGale and #2 ranked Super Middleweight contender Andre Dirrell to begin negotiations for the vacant IBF super middleweight title. The IBF received written certification on February 26, 2015, from Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport on behalf of DeGale indicating that they were no longer willing to negotiate and requested an immediate Purse Bid in compliance with rule 10.A. of the IBF Rules Governing Championship Contests. Therefore, the IBF is calling for Purse Bids to be held at the IBF office in Springfield, NJ on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 12 Noon. Bids must be submitted by 11:45 AM and will be promptly opened at 12 Noon.



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Hatton: Lucas Browne will be World Champion

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Future Hall of Famer Ricky Hatton said he was confident WBA#4 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (22-0, 19KOs) will dethrone WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev (33-2-1, 2KOs) when they fight for the WBA title. The WBA championships committee has ordered that negotiations for their mandatory fight should begin. If no agreement is reached within 30 days, the fight will go to purse bid.

“I’m delighted that Lucas has been made the WBA’s mandatory challenger,” his promoter Ricky Hatton said. “Chagaev has shown that he’s one of best heavyweights around, but Lucas is a massive puncher and can knock him out. (more…)



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Shawn Miller aims to bring WBF belt back Home to Troy, New York

Shawn MillerStory and photo by Boxing Bob Newman

It’s safe to say that every boxer embarks on his or her journey through the ropes and into the ring in search of a world title. For Troy, New York’s Shawn Miller, it is no different. An all around athlete, Miller embarked on a mission in the ring after having success in several other sports, including football at both the collegiate and semi-pro levels. With older brother Shannon, a heavyweight of note and father Bob, a well respected “Jack of all trades” in boxing circles, it was only natural that Shawn try his hand(s) on the sport as well. This Saturday, February 28th, Miller (14-1-1, 5 KOs) departs for France where he will challenge for his first “world” title – the WBF version, against champion Tony Averlant (20-8-2, 4 KOs) at the Salle du Palais des Sports, Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France next Friday, March 6th.

Miller took time from his final state-side preparations to talk with Fightnews.com about his big opportunity abroad. (more…)



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Huntington, New York

Photos: Star Boxing

Johnny Garcia 139.2 vs Cletus Seldin 139.4
WBC Super Lightweight International Belt

Jeremy Bryan 145 vs Raymond Serrano 145
Osumanu Akaba 133.2 vs Luis Franco 132
Jemall Tyson 136.2 vs Alan Gotay 136
Rigoberto Miranda 127.6 vs Johnny Hernandez 125.8
Ken Alvarez 140.8 vs Danny Gonzalez 140.4

Promoter: Star Boxing
Venue: Paramount, Huntington, New York
TV: ESPN2

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February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Yigit vs. Schwarzkopf confirmed for March 21 in Rostock

Photo: Photo Wende

Swedish light welterweight Anthony Yigit (12-0-1, 5 KOs) will go toe-to-toe with Germany’s Timo Schwarzkopf (14-0, 8 KOs) on March 21 at the StadtHalle in Rostock. The undefeated boxers will meet on the undercard of the WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship clash between Juergen Braehmer and Robin Krasniqi.

Yigit returns following the sixth-round destruction of Kim Poulsen at the Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn, Denmark earlier this month, which saw the Stockholm fighter claim the WBC Baltic Welterweight title. Yigit outworked and outclassed his Danish opponent, flooring Poulsen with a vicious body shot in the fifth-round, before an explosive uppercut put an end to the action in the sixth. (more…)



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Frampton-Avalos pre-fight press conference

IBF jr featherweight champion Carl Frampton and challenger Chris Avalos faced off Thursday before Saturday’s upcoming title clash at the Odyssey Arena in Frampton’s hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland, to be televised in the U.S. on AWE – A Wealth of Entertainment.

Carl Frampton: “I believe Chris Avalos is better than Scott Quigg. He’s a tough guy and I prepared real hard for him.”

Chris Avalos: “I’m going to take that belt back home. I ain’t come the whole way out here to lose.”



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Mares: I have to give the people a hell of a fight

By Miguel Maravilla

Former three division world champion Abner Mares (28-1-1, 15 KOs) of Hawaiian Gardens, California by way of Guadalajara, Mexico held a media workout Wednesday at the Fortune Gym in Hollywood, California for his upcoming fight next Saturday (March 6) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on NBC. “It’s exciting for me to be on this card. To be the opener I have to give the people a hell of a fight, so I am looking forward to showcasing my talent,” Mares told Fightnews.com.

The former world champion Mares worked with his longtime trainer Clemente Medina. “Preparation was good, just a different type of training because I have my own gym. Clemente and I have been working really hard. Luis (Garcia) my strength and conditioning coach has done his part in making sure I’m in shape and on track with my weight,” Mares said. (more…)



February 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Bundrage targeting Bradley or Cotto

Photo: K9 Global Boxing Promotions

Now that he has his world title back, IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K9″ Bundrage is determined to make every move a wise one. Bundrage now has his own promotional company, K9 Global Boxing Promotions. His wife Shawana is now officially his manager. Bill Waller is the COO of the company. Bundrage says he’s rejected some fights, not so much for the money but more over promotional issues. “I’m not looking to just come in on somebody else’s show, then have no say at all in the promotion and lose my title for a paycheck. That’s not the plan at all,” said Bundrage.

However there are two fights that have piqued his interest. Timothy Bradley or Miguel Cotto.

The Bradley fight at the moment seems to be the more promising and there have been some promising preliminary talks between both sides. The Cotto fight could be more difficult to make in terms of both sides coming to agreements on promotional sticking points, not to say it can’t happen.



February 26th, 2015




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