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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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Boxing Result

Montes defeats Ibarra

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a very close fight, Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes (22-2, 14 KOs) won the WBF and IBF International super flyweight titles with a unanimous decision over Oscar “Ceviche” Ibarra (27-6, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Olympic Coliseum U of G. Scores were 117-109, 116-111 and 114-113, all in favor of “Goofy” Montes

In the co-feature, former IBF female flyweight world champion Arely “Machine Gun” Muciño (15-1-1, 8 KOs) won the WBA’s interim flyweight belt by split decision over Melissa McMorrow (6-3-3, 0 KOs). Scores were 97-93 for McMorrow and 97-93 and 98-92 for Muciño. (more…)



February 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Povetkin must face Rahman within 120 days

After his all action win over Marco Huck, WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin will next make his WBA mandatory defense against #1 rated Hasim Rahman. The Rahman Camp agreed to step aside provided that the Povetkin-Huck winner face Rahman within a period not to exceed 120 days. Povetkin promoter Kalle Sauerland stated, “We will sit down with everybody to see what the future holds.”

Rahman’s #1 WBA rating is a topic of some controversy as the 39-year-old former WBC champion hasn’t faced a world rated opponent since losing to Wladimir Klitschko in 2008. WBA executive vice president Gilberto J. Mendoza addressed the issue Saturday night on Twitter. “I understand your feelings,” he tweeted, “but how can we deny the rights of a gentlemen who earned his status and earns a living boxing?”



February 26th, 2012


Boxing Result

“La Barbie” retains title for 13th time

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel and Pepe Rodriguez

Due to an injury to her right hand, Russian Anastasia Toktaulova (14-11, 2 KOs) was unable to continue and called a halt to her world title challenge in round four against WBC female flyweight champion Mariana Juárez (33-5-3, 16 KOs) on Saturday night before 6,000 boxing fans at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City. It was a competitive up to that point as the champion looked fast and powerful but the challenger had her moments connecting with some strong head shots. It was “La Barbie’s” 13th successful defense of the WBC green belt.

In the co-feature, WBC super featherweight Cabofe beltholder Gamaliel “El Platano” Diaz (35-9-2, 17 KOs) ) won a ten round unanimous decision over Jhean Carlo “El Sireno” Aparicio (15-3, 12 KOs) in a lightweight clash. Scores were 96-94, 99-92, 98-92. (more…)



February 26th, 2012

Boxing Result

Jeter beats Felix in rematch

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

In December of 2011, Columbia, MD middleweight Tony “Mo Better” Jeter suffered a brutal knockout loss to Richmond Hill, GA’s Jose Felix in Alexandria, VA. Jeter said afterwards that he walked into the ring with a 101-degree fever and was not in shape.

Saturday night at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD and in front of one of the truest home-ring advantages a fighter could ever have – Jeter co-promoted the card along with United Boxers and Jeter’s wife, Christen, co-owns the facility where the card was held – Jeter earned a bit of redemption with an eight-round unanimous decision over Felix. The win also earned Jeter the vacant UBO (Universal Boxing Organization) All-Americas Middleweight title. (more…)



February 26th, 2012


UFC

Henderson tops Edgar in classic at UFC 144

Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

In one of the most exciting fights in UFC history, Ben Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision to win the UFC lightweight championship in the main event of UFC 144 at the Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo, Japan.

At two separate points, Henderson had Edgar on the brink of defeat, once sending blood flying from the champion’s nose with a brutal upkick in the second round and later locking him in a guillotine choke from the mount mere seconds before the end of the fifth round . . Click here for more by Oliver Coop, UFC.com
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For more info on the UFC or UFC 144, visit www.UFC.com



February 26th, 2012

Boxing Result

Aguiniga returns, stays unbeaten

By Francisco Salazar at ringside

It may not have been pretty, but Jose Aguiniga will take a win anyway he can. Fighting for the first time in five years, Jose Aguiniga won a workmanlike eight round unanimous decision over Juan Ruiz at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, CA. Aguiniga was returning to the ring after dealing with personal issues outside of the ring. He returned to train last year at Knuckleheadz Gym in Ventura, CA, where his older brother Mario co-trains him with gym owner Joseph Janik. On Friday, Aguiniga weighed in at 139 pounds, 11 pounds higher than the contract weight of 128. Ruiz weighed in at 127.5, dehydrated to 132, and took the fight after Aguiniga was deducted 20% of his purse.

Most of the action was fought in close quarters. Ruiz pressed the fight, but Aguiniga countered well to the head and body. Throughout the fight, Aguiniga landed the more-effective punches as Ruiz would throw too wide of punches.
All three judges scored the bout in favor of Aguiniga with scores of 80-72, 78-74, and 77-75. Aguiniga, of Oxnard, CA, improves to 32-0, 14 KOs. Ruiz, from Santa Clarita, falls to 23-9, 7 KOs. For more details and photos click here…



February 26th, 2012

Boxing Result

Herrera top Hernandez/Vampiro upsets Castillo

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Unbeaten jr welterweight Aaron “Joya” Herrera (23-0, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Joksan “Torito” Hernandez (22-5, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Herrera outboxed the game Hernandez throughout the fight.

In the co-feature, veteran jr welterweight Luis “Vampiro” Arceo (24-11-4, 16 KOs) scored an upset eighth round TKO over Misael Castillo (21-2, 19 KOs). Vampiro dropped Castillo in the third, then schooled him for the rest of the fight. Castillo did not come out for round eight.

Super flyweight Alonso Lopez, son of Ricardo “Finito” Lopez, extended his undefeated mark (12-0-1, 5 KOs) by knocking out Ivan Galicia in the third round. Click here for more photos…



February 26th, 2012

Boxing Result

Cruz defeats Conyers

Photos: Chris Toney

Welterweight contender Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, PA, went 10 rounds for the first time in his three-year pro career, earning a unanimous 10-round decision over Allen Conyers, of the Bronx, NY, in front of a packed Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City. Cruz, 25, dropped Conyers just as the bell sounded to end the first round, then alternated between orthodox and southpaw the rest of the way to win by scores of 99-90 (twice) and 98-89. Cruz weighed 146.6 pounds and had never gone beyond six rounds before. Conyers was 147.2 pounds. For more details and photos click here…



February 25th, 2012

Boxing Result

Alexander dominates Maidana/No Problem for Broner

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside
Photos: Bob Barton

Hometown hero and former world champion Devon Alexander “The Great” (23-1, 13 KOs) scored a surprisingly one-sided ten round unanimous decision over reigning WBO super lightweight champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (31-3, 28 KOs) in a non-title welterweight clash on Saturday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Alexander landed the right hook at will, catching Maidana coming in throughout the contest. The lead left hand found a home as well with Maidana not finding the right formula to keep up with the faster fighter. Alexander showed a side that has not been seen, staying in the clinches, and using the increased strength from the extra seven pounds to his advantage. After a bad performance in his loss to Tim Bradley, Alexander rebounded with his best performance, dominating Maidana like no fighter ever has. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.

Adrien “The Problem” Broner (23-0, 19 KOs) remains unsolved as he toyed with and eventually knocked out Eloy Perez (23-1-2, 7 KOs) midway into round 4 in their WBO junior lightweight championship bout. Broner was much too quick and way too strong for Perez, who never could get into rhythm against the Cincinnati fighter. Broner landed the left hook at will and starting in the second, began to mix up the barrage with straight right hands, uppercuts from both hands and a vicious left hook. The end came late in the fourth from a straight right hand that landed cleanly and then closed the show with a looping right hand that drove Perez to the canvas. Perez attempted to get up at least twice, only to stumble around the ring, forcing referee Gino Hernandez to wave the contest to a halt at 2:24. For more details and photos click here…



February 25th, 2012

Boxing Result

Povetkin gets past Huck in a war

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Photo Wende

In an interesting matchup, WBA regular heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) retained his title with a hard fought majority decision over WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-2, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. Both fighters are in the Sauerland Event stable, but not particularly friends. The crowd was very pro-Huck. Povetkin drew first blood in round two. The well-schooled former Olympic gold medalist Povetkin fought a consistent pace while Huck, who had only a handful of amateur fights, relied on wild attacks and had some success. The bout was very close through the first six rounds. The 20lb weight difference didn’t seem to be a problem for Huck, as both fighters were rocked in the seventh. Povetkin seemed to be tiring a bit in the eighth. Huck connected with a few big rights in the ninth. Still anyone’s fight entering the championship rounds. Povetkin’s punches did more damage in the eleventh, but Huck rocked Povetkin with a big right in the twelfth and staggered him again at the bell. Scores were 114-114, 116-113, 116-112.

“I underestimated him,” said Povetkin afterward. “Maybe I didn’t take this fight seriously enough.”

Huck stated, “Povetkin had a good performance, but [at the end] he couldn’t even stand and was still declared the champion. I think many of those who saw the fight saw me as the winner.” Huck’s trainer Ulli Wegener added, “I told Marco ‘you have a chance for a KO win.’ He was gone. Just one more right and he was finished!” (more…)



February 25th, 2012

Boxing Result

Cleverly outpoints Karpency

WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (24-0, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided, but uninspired twelve round unanimous decision over heavy underdog Tommy Karpency (21-3-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. Cleverly was in command all the way, but was never able to sufficiently break through the cover of the defensive-minded Karpency to get the stoppage. Scores were 120-108 on all cards. It was Cleverly’s first fight in his native Wales in almost four years.

“Tommy is very tough,” said Cleverly afterward. “Out of every fighter I’ve fought, he’s punched the hardest so far. And I’ve fought some big punchers…It was a nice performance, a good workout. It was exciting and there’s plenty more to come from me.”

Former WBO cruiserweight champion, now fighting as a light heavyweight, Enzo Maccarinelli (34-5, 27 KOs) dropped journeyman Ciaran Healy (13-18-1, 4 KOs) with a body shot in round two and Healy’s corner threw in the towel moments later.

Unbeaten welterweight prospect and 2008 Olympian Frankie Gavin (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a third round KO over Kevin McIntyre (30-9, 9 KOs). A body shot finished it.



February 25th, 2012

Boxing Result

Sheika outslugs Ferrante

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Friday night before approximately seven hundred boisterous fans at Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA, former Contender series star Omar Sheika (32-11, 21KO’s) and local favorite Tony “Boom Boom” Ferrante (12-3, 7KO’s) waged a give and take ten round middleweight war that was worthy of national television exposure. Eventually Sheika was able to prevail, getting the ten round unanimous decision victory, though two scorecards which had him ahead by a large margin really didn’t tell the real story of the fight. The co-feature of the evening, saw junior welterweight sensation Naim Nelson continue his winning ways with a six round majority decision victory over hard luck veteran Linwood Hurd (3-3-4, 1KO). (more…)



February 25th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: “Golden Jack”

2009 world amateur champion and unbeaten highly touted junior middleweight prospect ‘Golden’ Jack Culcay (10-0, 6 KOs) is fighting his first official fight under the Sauerland Event promotional Banner on the undercard of the WBA heavyweight championship clash between beltholder Alexander Povetkin and challenger Marco Huck. Culcay based out of Germany by way of his native Ambato, Ecuador will fight in a special eight round junior middleweight featured attraction against Italian veteran Salvatore Annunziata (15-5-4, 4 KOs). (more…)



February 25th, 2012

Boxing Result

Results from the Saint Paul National Guard Armory

By Jesse Kelley
Photos: Jesse Kelley

Saint Paul middleweight Cerresso Fort improved to (12-0-1, 10 KOs) in Friday nights main event at a packed Saint Paul National Guard Armory by stopping Cheyenne Ziegler (3-7, 2 KOs) of South Dakota.Fort pressed the fight from the opening bell but Ziegler held on to survive the opening round. Ziegler tasted Fort’s power in the second and opted not to continue at 1:11 in round two.
It only took a few seconds of action to realise Fort was the stronger, faster, and more polished boxer as he ripped hooks to the head and body of Ziegler throughout the first round. Ziegler did not let those disadvantages sway him from winging wild shots of his own in return, most of which was caught by the tight guard of Fort.

Ziegler looked discouraged as round two began and Fort continued his two fisted assault. A short right to the head courtesy of Fort dropped Ziegler to the canvas a minute into the round. Ziegler remained on his knees and looked back at Fort as referee Mark Nelson counted the beaten fighter out. (more…)



February 25th, 2012

Boxing News

Reyes destroys Correa

By Rocco Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Main event action, a scheduled 10 round bout for the WBC Latino welterweight championship, Artemio “The King” Reyes (15-1, 12 KO) knocked out the pathetic and hapless Victor Hugo Correa (12-5, 8KO) at 2:51 of the first round. Correa came into the bout completely out of shape, nine pounds over the welterweight limit and very soft around the middle. The first knockdown appeared to be from a harmless body shot early in the first round. The second knockdown was an equally harmless looking uppercut landed at close range. The third knockdown was harmless enough that Correa threw a punch back while already on his knees from the knockdown. Correa did not appear very interested in fighting but given that little actual damage had been done, the referee allowed the action to continue, much to the chagrin of Correa. Reyes, however, gave fans their money worth by landing the first and only true damaging combination of the bout, a hook, uppercut, hook combo that bloodied and possibly broke the nose of Correa and sent him sprawling to the canvas. The referee immediately waived off the bout. Reyes, coming off his career biggest victory in his prior fight, a win over previously undefeated Olympian, Javier Molina, made the most out of the opportunity against the very limited Correa. (more…)



February 25th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Vargas vs. Tyner

Ringside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Las Vegas, NV — In the main event of ShoBox The New Generation from The Joint inside of the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Jessie Vargas made his debut at welterweight a successful one as he earned three scores of 99-91 for a unanimous decision victory over the rough and rugged Larando Tyner.

Despite the wide margins, Tyner did all he could to ensure that there would be enough turbulence to disrupt Vargas’ rhythm. Fortunately for the Mayweather Promotions fighter, Tyner’s attempts to turn the boxing match into an ugly brawl were snapped back to reality by Vargas’ jab . . . Click here for more



February 25th, 2012

Boxing Result

Burgos tops Cruz/Perez upsets Santana

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside

World-ranked Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (29-1, 19 KOs) came off the floor to successfully defend his WBC Silver super featherweight title via ten round unanimous decision over former world featherweight champ Cristobal “Lacandón” Cruz (39-13-3, 23 KOs) at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. Burgos got off to a fast start, and dropped Cruz in round six to help him overcome a late surge by Cruz and win by the scores of 98-90 and 96-92 (twice). In the co-feature, Manny “Manos” Perez (17-7-1, 4 KOs) outworked WBA #12-ranked Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana (26-4, 17 KOs) over ten rounds to take his NABA junior welterweight belt. The scores were 96-94 across the board. Both bouts were televised live on ESPN2. (more…)



February 25th, 2012

Late Result

Hitz Boxing at the Horseshoe Casino: Full Report

Ringside report and photos by Bill Hillman

Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing packed the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana this past Saturday as a raucous crowd witnessed several hot “Windy City” prospects showcase their skills during “Fight Night at the Horseshoe.”

In the main event heavyweight David Latoria (10-0, 5 KOs) Chicago IL defeated Edward Gutierrez (15-11, 6 KOs) of Oak Lawn, IL. Latoria’s energy and hard combinations dominated most of the bout. The crafty Gutierrez played possum behind his peak a boo guard throughout the bout. In the late rounds Gutierrez sprung the trap and landed some powerful left-hooks that sent Latoria reeling to the ropes. Latoria weathered the storm well and won a unanimous decision. (more…)



February 25th, 2012

UFC

UFC 144 Preview: Edgar-Henderson

UFC 144 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.

Prior to knocking out Gray Maynard at UFC 136, lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was on his way to Rodney Dangerfield status. The champion quite simply got no respect. As one of the smaller lightweights, the New Jersey native doesn’t exactly pump fear into the hearts of competitors. He cuts virtually no weight and if he joined the dehydration club, he could fight at featherweight. Even after besting BJ Penn at Abu Dhabi, Edgar was the underdog in their rematch (which he won more convincingly than the first). He was slightly an underdog in both bouts to Maynard. (more…)



February 25th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Scotland

By Pasi Taavitsainen
Photos: Petri Paimander

Unbeaten EBU light welterweight Denis Shafikov (27-0-1, 16 KOs) and chalenger Lee McAllister (34-2, 9 KOs) both made weight for their European title clash on Saturday at the Exhibition Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland. Shafikov weighed in at 63 kg or 138.9 lbs, while McAllister scaled in at 63,3 kg or 139.5 lbs. A sellout crould of 2500+ is expect to see if McAllister can become the first Scotsman to with the European title in the 140lb weight division. More photos…



February 25th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Guadalajara

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Oscar Ibarra 114.80 vs Juan Jose Montes 114.80
(WBF super flyweight world title)
(IBF super flyweight international title)
Arely Muciño 112 vs Melissa McMorrow 112
(vacant WBA interim female flyweight world title)
Rey Vargas 121 vs Gabriel Aguillon 121.60
(IBF super bantamweight Youth World title)

Venue: Coliseo Universidad de Guadalajara
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo & HG Boxing
TV: Televisa
More photos



February 25th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel
Video: Pepe Rodriguez

Mariana Juare 111.9 vs Anastasia Toktaulova 109.10
(WBC female flyweight world title – 10 rounds)

Venue: Arena Mexico
Promoter: Boxeo de Gala.
TV: Televisa
More photos…



February 25th, 2012

Boxing News

Chisora touring Warsaw

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I have one rule in life – I fight only when they pay me to do it,” said Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9 KO) when meeting with exciting Polish heavyweight Artur Szpilka (9-0, 7 KO) in Warsaw, Poland. Szpilka is also known for some out-of-the-ring not fully sanctioned activities. “Del Boy” must have forgotten his own rule when he added David Haye the tussle to his Vitali Klitschko fight, but this time it was just words, no punches between Chisora and Szpilka. “Both of them will most likely see each other in our the training camp in Warsaw, late March,” said Andrew Wasilewski, Szpilka promoter. Hopefully, after recent Szpilka declarations what would happen to Chisora if he tried spit in his face or slap him like he did to Klitschko brothers, cameras will be rolling…



February 25th, 2012

UFC

UFC 144 at the scales

UFC 144 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

At the scales for UFC 144, which is headlined by the UFC lightweight championship bout between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson and the light heavyweight bout between “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader, airing live on Pay-Per-View from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FX for four televised prelims at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the opening prelim bout at 7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm PT. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

MAIN EVENT – UFC Lightweight Championship
Benson Henderson (154) VS Frankie Edgar (154)

PPV
Ryan Bader (205) VS Quinton Jackson (211*)
Cheick Kongo (229) VS Mark Hunt (264)
Jake Shields (170) VS Yoshihiro Akiyama (169)
Tim Boetsch (186) VS Yushin Okami (185)
Bart Palaszewski (146) vs Hatsu Hioki (145)
Joe Lauzon (156) VS Anthony Pettis (155)

FX PRELIMS
Eiji Mitsuoka (154) VS Takanori Gomi (155)
Vaughan Lee (135) vs Kid Yamamoto (136)
Steve Cantwell (185) VS Riki Fukuda (185)
Chris Cariaso (136) vs Takeya Mizugaki (135)

ONLINE FIGHT
Issei Tamura (145) VS Tiequan Zhang (146)
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For more info on the UFC or UFC 144, visit www.UFC.com



February 25th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Port Hueneme, California

By Francisco Salazar

Jose Aguiniga 139* vs. Juan Ruiz 132
David Rodela 134 vs. Baudel Cardenas 134.5
Hugo Centeno 152 vs. Octavio Narvaez 154**
Rogelio Romo 167 vs. Thomas Turner 166
Robert Ortiz 132 vs. Manuel Del Cid 135***
Indian Banuelos 121.5 vs. Jose Garcia 122
Steven Rodriguez 132.5 vs. Edgar Flores 132.5
For more details and photos click here…



February 25th, 2012

Boxing Result

Vargas, Latimore victorious

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside
Photo by Chris Cozzone 

Unbeaten welterweight Jessie Vargas (18-0, 9 KOs) won a highly charged ten round unanimous decision over Lanardo Tyner (25-7-2, 15 KOs) on Friday night at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Vargas did more to win by scores of 99-91 on all cards. Both fighters were on the deck from damaging low blows in round four.

Junior middleweight DeAndre Latimore (22-3, 17 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time in 10 months to survive a late rally by Milton Nunez (23-3-1, 21 KOs) and win a ten round majority decision. Nunez, who stepped in on short notice to replace Ryan Davis who failed his medical exam, dropped Latimore in both rounds nine and ten, but it wasn’t enough as Latimore prevailed by scores of 94-94, 96-92, 95-94. Both knockdowns were questionable. (more…)



February 24th, 2012

Scale Watch

Maidana-Alexander/Broner-Perez weights

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser
Photos: Bob Barton

Marcos Maidana 146.75 vs. Devon Alexander 146.5
Adrien Broner 130 vs. Eloy Perez 130
(WBO super featherweight championship)
Sharif Bogere 137.5 vs. Sergio Rivera 137
Eddie Gomez 154 vs. David Lopez 152.5
Deontay Wilder 219 vs. Marlon Hayes 215.5
Keith Thurman 147 vs. Christopher Fernandez 147.5
Christopher Pearson 155 vs. Jeremy Wood 155.75
Tyrone Chatman 148 vs. Marlon Smith 150
Jose Ponce 198 vs. Johnathan Brown 215

Venue: Scottrade Center, St Louis, Missouri
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: HBO
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February 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Happy Birthday Floyd Mayweather

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Superstar Floyd “Money” Mayweather is 35 this Friday. The undefeated Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) – a seven-time world champion in five weight divisions – remains boxing’s biggest attraction, wowing crowds and generating record pay-per-view numbers each time he steps into the ring. During his extraordinary career, he has amassed wins over world champions such as Diego Corrales, Jose Luis Castillo, Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley and – in his last fight – he captured the WBC welterweight title from then-champion Victor Ortiz!

Mayweather returns to the ring May 5th as he steps up in weight to challenge three-division world champion Miguel Cotto for his WBA super welterweight world title in what will be a gargantuan showdown between two future Hall of Famers.

FightNews wishes you a Happy Birthday Floyd!



February 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Glenn Donaire returns March 16

Nearly two-and-a-half months after jumpstarting his career by destroying ex-world champion Alex “Nene” Sanchez by TKO, Glenn Donaire, under the guidance of his father Nonito Donaire Sr. steps back into the ring on March 16th in Mexico City, Mexico taking on Omar “Lobito” Soto, defending his WBC regional title he earned on December 9th. Prior to his 2011 return, Glenn was forced to take a hiatus from boxing when his mother lost her job, and it created financial constraints, not being able to survive on his father’s wages. Glenn took a job as a delivery truck driver working over 70 hours a week forcing boxing to become secondary. Now training out of the Kennel Boxing Gym in San Leandro, California, Glenn is determined to carve out his own legacy and reward his father for the unconditional time he has dedicated to him. “I’m focused and ready, me and my father are doing our part and my promoter Tuto Zabala is doing his, so therefore I should get a title shot this year,” says Donaire. The Donaire vs Soto bout will be televised LIVE on Telemundo network 11:35pm ET



February 24th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Atlantic City, NJ

Photos: Chris Toney

Allen Conyers 147.2 vs. Ronald Cruz 146.6
Garrett Wilson 197.6 vs. Pedro Martinez 199.4
Rafael Montalvo 145.2 vs. DeCarlo Perez 148.2
Jeff Lentz 149.6 vs. David Navarro 148.2
Charles Kirby 163 vs. Antowyan Aikens 164
Korey Pritchett 139.2 vs. Korey Sloane 140.4
Miguel Corcino 146.8 vs. Luis Cream 145.4

Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.
First fight: 7.30pm
Tickets: $50 @ $75 on sale at peltzboxing.com and ticketmaster.com
Click here for more photos…



February 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Merida

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

Aarón Herrera 139.5 vs Joksan Hernández 139.3
Misael Castillo 137.8 vs Luis Arceo 137.8
Alonso López 114.6 vs Iván Galicia 116
Julio Yedras 108 bs vs David Ramírez 108.2 lbs
Luis Ruiz 115.5 lb vs Alfonso Millan 117 lbs
Venue: Centro de Convenciones Siglo XX1
Promoter: Zanfer ando Maxboxing Mario Abraham
Tv: Tv Azteca more photos



February 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Bradley hits ESPN

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. gets ready to co-host ESPN Friday Night Fights with Bernado Osuna at the ESPN studios in Bristol,Conn. for his upcoming World Welterweight title mega-fight against superstar Manny Pacquiao. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View.



February 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Fury-Rogan set for April 14

Promoter Mick Hennessy announced that #6 heavyweight contender Tyson Fury will face Martin Rogan at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Ireland on April 14th. “I’m absolutely proud and delighted to say that we have got a massive fight, Tyson Fury in a long awaited fight versus Martin Rogan,” said Hennessy.

Rogan: “I’m a great heavyweight, I’ve proved that by beating Matt Skelton, the undefeated and un-knocked out guy, I beat Audley Harrison, so I got the pedigree to do the business on the 14 April and that’s what I intend to do.”

Fury: “All I can say in prediction is this is going to be a great fight, there is going to be plenty of action and Martin Rogan always comes to fight as does Tyson Fury. And you are going to see two true warriors in the ring come April 14, in a fighting country as well.”



February 24th, 2012

UFC

Edgar vs. Henderson: Best title fight of 2012?

UFC 144 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Two months into 2012, and there are already some mouth-watering UFC championship fights on tap. In April, light heavyweight king Jon Jones will defend his crown against No.1 contender and bitter rival Rashad Evans, in May heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is expected to collide with the fearsome Alistair Overeem. An announcement regarding Anderson Silva’s 185 lbs title rematch with nemesis Chael Sonnen is coming shortly and in July Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber will once again clash for the bantamweight belt. (more…)



February 24th, 2012

Column

Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

Playing a home game feels great to a team. That team plays on a familiar field or in front of a supporting crowd, which means a great deal to that team. The same could be said for boxers, who feel the energy of their family or friends from the time they walk to the ring until there is raised in victory. My competitive days of playing baseball, soccer, and boxing are over, but I still yearn for a “home game” of sorts since I spend so many years covering boxing in the Los Angeles-area, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and the desert. Yes, as some of you know, I even drive or fly to Vegas as well.

So, I was ecstatic that I will drive about 20 minutes from my house to cover a fight card at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme on Saturday night. (more…)



February 24th, 2012




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