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Heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis (19-1, 12 KOs) arrived in Hamburg, Germany, today. The 2004 Olympic gold medalist will defend his IBF Intercontinental Championship against hard-hitting Turk Yakup Saglam (29-2, 26 KOs) this Saturday (July 27th) in Cuxhaven, Germany. Solis flew in from Miami along with Osvaldo Nordelo and Jose Perez and was welcomed by promoter Ahmet Oner who is presenting Saturday’s card which will be broadcast live on Eurosport (21.00h/9pm Central European time).
In March, the Cuban – who is probably best known for the bad injury he suffered in the first round when challenging WBC world champion Vitali Klitschko in March 2011 – outworked previously unbeaten Norwegian Leif Larsen in Berlin over 12 rounds. He is currently ranked on #10 by the IBF and #13 by the WBC. If “La Sombra” beats Saglam this Saturday he might be in line for an IBF elimination bout against #1 contender Kubrat Pulev who has been avoided by many big names over the past months. “Solis is certainly not ducking anybody. He is ready to take on Pulev anyplace, anytime,” says Oner. “But he has to take care of Saglam first.”
By Robert Coster
A great Champion has left us: Emile Alphonse Griffith deceased at the age of 75. Griffith was 3 times welterweight champion, Junior Middleweight champion and Middleweight Champion, a Hall of Fame great. He marked boxing with his unforgettable battles with other boxing greats: Luis Rodriguez, Dick Tiger, Nino Benvenuti, Carlos Monzon.
But, behind the ring greatness of Emile Griffith the boxer, there was also the personal tragedy that marked and dramatically changed the life of Emile Griffith the man. It happened on March 24th 1962 when Griiffith mercilessly pummeled his arch-rival Benny Kid Paret to his death in the 12th round of their third and final battle. Emile’s ferocious beating of his opponent was attributed to Paret’s homophobic taunts at the weigh-in. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBC is investigating is investigating allegations that the team of Japanese female boxer Riyo Togo could have tampered with her gloves by removing some of the protective padding before a rematch with Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez. Togo’s gloves were confiscated prior to the July 13 bout and Juarez went on win a unanimous decision over Togo. The glove development casts suspicion on the first Juarez-Togo fight which ended in a first round TKO win for Togo.
By Matt Cleary
MO Productions hosted a press conference this week at Smith & Wollensky in Miami Beach, Florida for Michael Oliveira in anticipation of his upcoming fall bout with Omar Chavez. The evening featured dinner and cocktails at one of Miami’s finest restaurants in anticipation of the planned October 12th fight between 23 year old light middleweight prospects Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (21-1, 16 KOs) and Omar “El Businessman” Chavez (30-2, 22 KOs). Chavez and his famous father Julio Cesar Chavez were unable to attend in person although Julio Cesar Chavez did send a taped message. Michael Oliveira is a fascinating boxer who unlike many in the sport already has wealth, sports cars, and a college education. Oliveira doesn’t fight for fortune, rather he fights for a passion and love for boxing. Throughout the evening it was stressed that although the upcoming battle would be an international Brazil vs. Mexico contest, ultimately it would be Olivera vs Chavez in the ring. (more…)
After surviving the whirlwind that was her historic UFC debut against Ronda Rousey in February, you would assume that things have calmed down considerably for Liz Carmouche when it comes to Octagon bout number two against Jessica Andrade this Saturday in Seattle. Not so, says the bantamweight contender . . . Liz Carmouche: Business as Usual. . . .
Coming up next: UFC on FOX 8 is live from Seattle on Saturday, July 27 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Click here for more
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Zou Shiming, two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world amateur champion arrives with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach for a huge welcome ceremony Wednesday night at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China. Shiming returns to the ring after his pro debut in April, to headline an exciting card where he will take on Mexico’s Jesus Ortega, Saturday, July 27, at the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China.
Also on the card, IBF Featherweight Champion Evgeny Gradovich of Russia, now fighting out of Oxnard,Ca. makes his first title defense against #1 contender Mauricio Munoz of Argentina. Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, “ZOU SHIMING: Fists of Gold II,” will also feature another world championship fight – WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Estrada vs. Milan Melindo. photos
Photo: German Villasenor/Team Soto-Karass
Venturing into the Super welterweight ranks, did not fare as well as expected for the grinder Welterweight Jesus ”Renuente” Soto-Karass just a couple years back, fighting in that division was a mixed bag of results at best. Having seen his time come and go with his former promotional company, Karass and co-managers Sergio Diaz Jr. along with Pancho Espinoza made the move to Golden Boy Promotions, in which the Los Mochis, Sinaloa fighter began to train harder, move back down to the 147 lb. division once more and put pieces of his game together and has ran a 3-1-1 in his last outings. Stopping the capable Euri Gonzalez in his first fight under GBP then losing via surprising TKO in seven against Marcos Maidana in an all out war. (more…)
Veteran super middleweight Rich Gingras (13-3, 8 KOs) of Pawtucket, R.I., will challenge Providence’s own Vladine Biosse (15-2-1, 7 KOs) for the New England super middleweight title this Saturday at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI. The eight-round super middleweight showdown between Biosse and Gingras is the main event of “Game On” which is presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports.
Popular middleweight prospect Thomas Falowo (10-1, 7 KOs) of Pawtucket, R.I., could steal the show in the eight-round co-feature when he faces hard-hitting southpaw Chris Chatman (10-2-1, 5 KOs) of Jersey City, N.J.
“This could be a main event on any other card,” Burchfield said. “I applaud both fighters for stepping to the table and challenging themselves. These are the kind of fights that matter, and these are the kind of fights fight fans want to see.” (more…)
Former champ Fernando Vargas testified against former business manager Joe Pecora this week about allegedly forging his signature to steal more than $400,000 in 2008.
Danny Jacobs gets his first hometown billing on Aug. 19 against Giovanni Lorenzo. More
Piece on Dubai – the ” new Golden Land” of boxing, and the possibilities of staging an Amir Khan-Devon Alexander fight there. More
Report and photo: Dennis Principe
Photo: ALA Boys (L-R) Edito Villamor, Genesis Servania, Milan Melindo and Michael Domingo during a break inside their Venetian Hotel room in Macau.
Filipino mandatory flyweight challenger Milan “El Metodico” Melindo feels upbeat about his chances of dethroning current World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) unified flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico. The 25-year-old Melindo said he waited for six years before realizing his dream of fighting for a world title.
“I felt I was ready to fight for a world crown when I was 19 years old. But I patiently waited for my time to come. I now strongly believe this is my time,” said Melindo (29-0, 12 knockouts), who will face Estrada in a 12-round title fight to be held at Venetian Hotel’s Cotai Arena here in Macau. (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Zou Shiming, two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion hits the mitts with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach during a light workout Tuesday night at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China. Shiming returns to the ring after his pro debut in April, to headline an exciting card where he will take on Mexico’s Jesus Ortega, Saturday, July 27, at the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China.
Also on the card, IBF Featherweight Champion Evgeny Gradovich of Russia, now fighting out of Oxnard, Ca. makes his first title defense against #1 contender Mauricio Munoz of Argentina. Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, “ZOU SHIMING: Fists of Gold II,” will also feature another world championship fight – WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Estrada vs. Milan Melindo. photos
Welterweight Andre Berto arrived in San Antonio Tuesday afternoon for his July 27th match-up with Jesus Soto Karass at the AT&T Center. Berto and his team broke training camp on Monday following seven weeks of preparation in the Bay Area. The former two-time world champion is stepping into the ring for the first time with a new coach in his corner, 2011 Trainer of the Year Virgil Hunter, and he’s looking forward to his first fight of 2013.
“We had a tremendous training camp for this fight, and I am ready to put on a great show for all the fans on July 27. My new team took me out of comfort zone, which is something that I needed. It was a very technical training camp and helped remind me who I am as a fighter and everyone will see those skills when I step into the ring on Saturday night,” Berto said. “Make sure to come out to the AT&T Center or tune in on SHOWTIME because it’s going to be a hell of a card.” (more…)
Former world champions Manny “pacman” Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) and Brandon “bam Bam” Rios (31-1-1, 22 KOs) will take to the air before they collide in the ring in an unprecedented seven-stop international media tour that will begin in Asia and end in the U.S. Pacquiao and Rios, their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Robert Garcia, along with Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will embark on a 23,722-mile media tour promoting Pacquiao’s 2013 debut, in a 12-round welterweight rumble, against Rios, one of boxing’s most exciting fighters. The media tour will kick off at The Venetian Macao, on Saturday, and then head to Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore before meeting U.S.-based media at the Bristol, Conn.-basedecticut headquarters of ESPN, followed by press conferences in New York and Los Angeles. Pacquiao vs. Rios: The Clash in Cotai will take place Saturday, November 23, at The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
For Pacquiao, this marks his first fight outside the U.S. since his 12-round super featherweight unanimous decision victory over former world champion Oscar Larios in 2006, which took place in the Philippines. Rios’ only fight outside the U.S. was in México in 2008 when he won a 10-round split decision over Ricardo Dominguez.
All of the fighters for Wednesday night’s DiBella Entertainment and SMS Promotions Broadway Boxing card at Roseland Ballroom weighed-in earlier today.
Below are the official weights:
Yuri Foreman 154 vs. Jamaal Davis 155
Heather Hardy 121 vs. Cassie Trost 121
Emmanuel DeJesus 152 vs. Khalik Memminger 152
Travis Peterkin 176 vs. Hector Hernandez 176
Bryant Cruz 130 vs. Nuwan Jayakody 129
Louis Cruz 137 vs. Justin Robbins 137
Akil Auguste 161 vs. Louis Rose 162
Ytalo Perea 252 vs. John Orr 272
*Donte Strayhorn’s opponent failed to make wait*
Maurice Weber (18-1-1, 6 KOs) is looking to break through in the light middleweight division. The former German champion, who is coming off a dominating first round knockout over Aliaksandr Abramenka on July 6 in Dortmund, Germany, is targeting the highest ranked fighters in his weight class”.
“I made a promise once that I would be Felix’ first world champion and I’m still eager to fulfill said promise,” Weber said.
Weber, 32, recovered from a serious hand injury and a three-year layoff when he staged his comeback on the undercard of his close friend Felix Sturm in December 2011. Since then he has won six in a row. But now, he is looking to go toe-to-toe with better competition. “I want to fight highly ranked guys. I want to recommend myself for a world title bout and I’m willing to fight anyone, anywhere, anytime to prove myself. I’m 32 years old and I believe I’m ready for the world stage.” (more…)
Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions
Three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto and two-time world title challenger and current Top-Five contender Delvin Rodriguez pose during a press conference In Orlando, Florida to announce their upcoming 12-round super welterweight battle. Cotto vs. Rodriguez will take place Saturday, October 5, at the home of the Orlando Magic, Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., which is hosting its first-ever professional boxing event.
Miguel Cotto: “I miss it. I’ve been away from boxing for a long time, it’s been since last December and it’s great to be back. It’s great to feel the energy. You guys being here today. I’m going to L.A. for the first time in my career to train and I’m going to bring my best. Every morning at the track, every day at the gym to come here in the the best way possible to make a great fight for all of you, all the fans here and all over the world. I hope Delvin had a great camp, I’m going to have a great camp to make a great fight for all you fans. Thank you.”
Delvin Rodriguez: “‘Hola’ heard that there’s a big Spanish community here. Backstage they made me feel like I’m fighting Cotto in his hometown in Puerto Rico, so it’s going to be a little tougher for me I guess.
“The way I’m looking at this fight is ‘right now or never’ for me. I fought for the world title twice and I came short, a little bit both fights came to a decision or one of them, but what I can say is this fight motivates me. I’m motivated more than ever because facing a fighter like Miguel Cotto who’s been fighting the best in the division for ever, a true champion, a true warrior this motivates me, it’s the type of person I am. No disrespect for the people I’ve fought in the past for but some reason I went down to their level, I didn’t really show what I had. I didn’t show my technique, I didn’t show my ability, the potential that I have to be a great fighter to be in the division of that level. A fighter like Cotto, Mayweather, Canelo, all those fighters but for this fighter let me tell you I’m motivated more than ever. (more…)
By James Slater
Emile Griffith, one of the finest welterweights and middleweights in boxing history, passed away in New York today at age 75.
Boxing as a pro from his 1958 debut to his final fight in 1977, a points loss to Britain’s Alan Minter, Griffith of The Virgin Islands was probably best known for his three-fight series with Benny “Kid” Paret. It was during the third savage encounter between the two, contesting the world welterweight title Griffith had won from Paret in their first fight (via KO 13) that Paret took a terrible beating, later falling into a coma and dying. (more…)
By Victor Lee
Photos: Aaron Jang
Spirits were high on this unexpectedly sunny day during the rainy monsoon season here in Yesan, Korea. Held in the local Yesan High School gym, fans were treated to a special display of fisticuffs as the show opened with lively amateur bouts between high school students.
Fighting in his native country in front of a vocal, supportive crowd for the first time since February, 2011, perennial contender and exciting brawler, former IBO super featherweight champion and IBF lightweight title challenger Ji-Hoon Kim faced off against Indonesian Super Lightweight champion Roy Tua Manihuruk over 12 rounds for the WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title. Both fighters exchanged well in round one, providing plenty of fireworks. In round two, pressing the action as usual, Ji-Hoon “Volcano” Kim dropped Manihuruk with a short right hand to the jaw. A flash knockdown, Roy was up quickly, and the two continued to trade blows at close quarters. In round three, Kim and Manihuruk tested each other’s wills with furious salvos on the inside. Kim had the edge, landing sharp combinations, including a triple left hook. The trench warfare continued, and just as Manihuruk leaned in closer, Kim erupted with a well-timed overhand right to the head. Manihuruk went down like a lead zeppelin, so hard that the referee immediately stepped in at the 0:57 mark and stopped the bout without a count. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Rene Pérez
WBA bantamweight champ, southpaw Japanese Koki Kameda (31-1, 17 KOs), 118, easily kept his belt as he kept stalking negative Filipino John Mark Apolinario (17-3-2, 4 KOs), 118, and floored him twice, winning a unanimous decision over twelve rounds on Tuesday on Tokyo, Japan.
Alfredo Polanco (Mexico) saw the lopsided affair 117-109, Pinit Prayadsab (Thailand) had it 118-108, and Wansoo Yuh (Korea) tallied the most generous score for the champ, 119-107, all in favor of Kameda.
Apolinario, three years his junior at 23, showed his aggressiveness only in early rounds. After Kameda aimed at his breadbasket, he began retreating all the way to avert the champ’s body attack. Kameda maintained the pressure, steadily piling up points with ease. The eighth saw Kameda connect with a southpaw right hook that had Apolinario kneel down, though he didn’t actually get hurt so much. The twelfth and last session witnessed Kameda turn loose and send him reeling to the ropes with solid combinations, when referee Gustavo Padilla (Panama) counted the mandatory eight. Apolinario might have forgotten to bring his heart from the Philippines, but Kameda displayed a positive performance.
Promoter: Kameda Promotions.
By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Rene Pérez
Mexican Anabel Ortiz (15-3, 5 KOs), 104.25, wrested the WBA female minimumweight belt as she was awarded a controversial split decision over previously unbeaten defending champ Etsuko Tada (12-1-2, 2 KOs), 104, over ten fast rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The official tallies were as follows: Alfredo Polanco (Mexico) and Gustavo Padilla (Panama) both 96-94 for Ortiz, and Takeshi Shimakawa (Japan) 97-93 for Tada. The referee was Pinit Prayadsab (Thailadn).
Tada, a taller southpaw making her tenth defense, looked like a winner rather than a loser since she seemingly dominated more rounds than the ex-WBC straw champ Ortiz, who appeared slowing down in later rounds. Tada threw good southpaw jabs to keep the challenger from coming in, and connected with more effective lefts to the face of the Mexican. Tada deserves a rematch. Kameda Promotions.
Thompson Boxing Promotions has signed Cesar Villarraga, a lightweight prospect out of Bogota, Colombia, to a promotional contract. Thompson Boxing Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions will share promotional responsibilities for the 27-year-old boxer.
“I am extremely happy to sign with Thompson Boxing and GSP,” said Villarraga. “Ken Thompson, Gary Shaw and Alex Camponovo have provided an amazing level of support. I am anxious to start my professional career and I can’t wait to start training for my first professional fight.” (more…)
Change is good. For UFC lightweight veteran Melvin Guillard it was also necessary.
The always affable “Young Assassin” can joke about it now, paraphrasing middleweight boxing great Marvelous Marvin Hagler when he says “It kinda makes you soft when you’re at home and you’re going to sleep in a king size bed,” but after his UFC 155 loss to Jamie Varner last December, he needed to get out of South Florida, his training home for three fights in 2012. . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Carl Froch-George Groves WBA/IBF title fight confirmed for later this year; date and venue to be announced soon
By James Slater
It’s official: Carl Froch will defend his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles against unbeaten countryman George Groves later this year at a venue in the UK to be determined soon. The exact date is also TBA but both men appeared live on Sky Sports News at 12 noon UK time today, to talk about the fight. Froch, unable he said to get rematches with Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward right now, is excited about giving the UK fans a domestic fight that will contest two major world titles.
“I think this fight is a real treat for the fans,” Froch said. “Some people have said George Groves is not in the same class as me, but there is no danger of me underestimating him. I will take this fight very, very seriously and will bring my A-game as I always do. Groves has done everything asked of him and Eddie Hearn has done a great job getting him the mandatory position. I will prepare like I’m fighting one of the best fighters in the world. (more…)
WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (26-0, 12 KOs) says he’ll take Sergey Kovalev (21-0-1, 19 KOs) to school and knock him out when they meet on August 17th at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. “I can’t wait for this,” says Cleverly. “It’s the big one for me, beat Kovalev and I become a huge star on both sides of the Atlantic. I’ve picked the toughest fighter out there in Kovalev, the one that the other champions didn’t want to face, but I’ll be beat him with skill and heart. I can outbox him and people will be surprised when I’m going toe-to-toe with him and knock him out.
“At the moment I’m the prince of the 175lb division in my reign as WBO champion, but once I’ve seen off the other rulers in Bernard Hopkins (IBF), Adonis Stevenson (WBC) and Beibut Shumenov (WBA), I’ll be the monarch sitting on the throne of the division.”
Photo: Parker Gibbons
Flyweight Jesus Ortega (3-1, 2 KOs) from Hermosillo, México, and his team have arrived in Macau, China for Ortega’s showdown on Saturday with two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world amateur champion Zou Shiming (1-0). The bout will be a six-rounder.
Pictured from right to left: Coach Salvador Osuna, Zanfer Director of Operations Conrado Guerrero, sparring partner Juan Toscano, Zanfer matchmaker Sean Gibbons, Jesus Ortega, head trainer and father of Jesus Ortega Fernando Ortega and coach Edgar Lucero.
Absolutely no truth to the rumor of Lara vs Trout on our show #theone
— Leonard Ellerbe (@LEllerbe) July 23, 2013
Both Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Providnikov have tweeted that they have agreed to fight October 19 at the First Bank Center in Denver. The bout will be at 140lbs.
Good luck @RuslanProvod. Youre gonna need it
— Mike Alvarado (@MileHighMike303) July 23, 2013
By Eliud Vazquez Torres
Photo by Kevin Palmer
Oscar De La Hoya held an international conference call earlier today all in Spanish to address the upcoming world championship fights, Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse that will take place on September 14th in Las Vegas. In the beginning of the call De La Hoya stressed that he did not need to add Garcia vs. Matthysse on the card to break any pay-per-view records and that he made the fight simply for the fans.
“THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo” was already sold out in less than an hour and all of the closed circuit seats in Las Vegas were no longer available before Garcia vs. Matthysse was made. When ask about Canelo’s approach against Mayweather De La Hoya said, “Floyd Mayweather Jr. only fights about 40 seconds per round and Canelo Alvarez needs to jump on him and make him fight the entire fight.” (more…)
By Dennis Principe
Two-time world title challenger John Mark Apolinario is all set for his Japan campaign where he will get another shot at a world crown. The 23-year-old Apolinario (17-2-3, 4 knockouts) will meet Japan’s most popular fighter Koki Kameda in a 12-round title fight on July 23 in Tokyo. At stake is Kameda’s World Boxing Association (WBA) bantamweight crown. Apolinario said he is able to prepare sufficiently well for this fight as compared to his two previous title attempts which ended in controversial draws.
For his last two fights, Apolinario settled for even scores opposite Panamanian Roberto Vazquez in November 2012 and March 2013 both in Panama when they battled for the interim WBA bantamweight belt.
“I trained for only one month for the twin Vazquez bouts because back then I had to return to our province for personal reasons. But for this Kameda match I was able to train for two straight months,” said Apolinario. (more…)
Brian Magee is considering suing the manufacturer of a sports supplement over a six-month doping ban. More on The Telegraph
Ex-pro boxer Jorge Hernandez, or Round Lake, IL, his hoping to pick up the sport again after three years. More
An anti-doping agency has revealed that Brian Magee tested positive for PEDs after his fight with Mikkel Kessler. More
By Felipe Leon
The table is set for Bobby D Presents Thursday night’s “San Diego Fights” fight card slated for the home of San Diego boxing, The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kearny Mesa, a suburb of “America’s Finest City”. Promoter Bobby DePhilippis will feature hometown favorite Emmanuel “Renegade” Robles (8-0-1, 3KOs) as he puts up his undefeated record against the experienced Arturo Brambila (9-19-1, 4KOs) of Phoenix, AZ, in the light welterweight six round main event.
Robles is coming off his most exciting and biggest win to date when behind on the cards, he impressively stopped hard hitting Joshua Marks in the fourth round last April. After having some trouble deciphering Marks’ style, Robles landed a hard body shot early in the fourth which led to him scoring a barrage of punches later in the round as he beat Marks from pillar to post. The third man in the ring, David Mendoza, was forced to halt the action. Now Brambila stands in Robles’ way to bigger and better things but the Arizona native is looking to pull the upset. Brambila, a veteran of nearly 30 fights compared to Robles’ 9, has faced the much better opposition in the likes of former champion Antonio DeMarco, current interim champion Mike Alvarado and owns over former prospect Sven Paris who was 22-1 when Brambila derailed his ascend. (more…)
Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee
Late Saturday night results from Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville, California:
Aaron Coley UD-4 over Saul Benitez, junior-middleweights
Adam Feil KO-1 over Francisco Solis, junior-lightweights
Albert Torres UD-4 over Dennis Madriz, featherweights
Benjamin Briceno UD-4 over Sytel Wilbarn, super-bantamweights
Darren Mallard UD-4 over Tony Juarez, junior-middleweights
Maurico Zavaleta TKO-3 over Ryan Chaney, junior-middleweights.
Promoter: Mark Nanney.
By Brett Bonetti
Photo: Antara News
“Indonesian Thunder” Daud Cino Yordan (31-3, 23 KOs) is already looking ahead for the first defence of his IBO World Lightweight Title. Yordan returned home a national hero to his home town of Sukadana, West Kalimantan Indonesia following his unanimous decision victory over Argentinian Daniel “Tatu” Brizuela (25-2-2, 8 KOs) in the Main Event of Dragon Fire Promotions “Thuderdome II” at Metro City Perth, Australia two weeks ago. Yordan made history and became the first Indonesian two weight division champion at Featherweight and Lightweight respectively. Yordan now wants to take on the best and the biggest names in the Lightweight division and respectfully extend a challenge to Yuriokis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KOs).
When asked on a possible location for a clash with Gamboa, Yordan advised that the ideal location would be on the Manny Pacquiao vs Brandon Rios blockbuster event in Macau on November 23. (more…)
Four world champions and four title challengers will visit 11 cities in six days promoting the final four championship Pay-Per-View events of this historic year. The UFC® 2013 World Tour will include UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC® heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, and UFC® women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. (more…)
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