WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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Moreno stuns Kentikian; Arslan pulls out

In a huge upset, California flyweight Carina Moreno (23-5, 6 KOs) scored a surprising ten round split decision over former unified world champion Susi Kentikian (29-2, 16 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA female flyweight title on Saturday night at the Burg-Waechter Castello in Dusseldorf, Germany. Moreno won by scores of 96-94, 96-94 on two cards, while Kentikian was up 97-93 on the third card. This makes two straight losses for the “Killer Queen,” who was arguably the pound-for-pound best female fighter a few years back. Moreno entered the ring with losses in four of her last five and was given little chance by the pundits. She proved them wrong.

Earlier tonight cruiserweight Firat Arslan pulled out of his short notice fight against Alex Mogylewski for undisclosed reasons. Arslan had agreed to fight on the Sturm Promotions card to replace former heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev who pulled out of his scheduled fight against Mike Perez earlier this week.

In a huge upset, California flyweight Carina Moreno (23-5, 6 KOs) scored a surprising ten round split decision over former …


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Fury outpoints Johnson

In a bout billed as a WBC eliminator, #3 heavyweight Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over former world title challenger and current WBC #32 Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (28-3-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The 6’9 Fury was busier throughout the fight, but never came close to stopping the defensive-minded Johnson, who also went the distance with Vitali Klitschko. Fury was deducted a point for hitting on the break in round seven. Scores were 119-110, 119-108, 119-108.

Fury will be next in line to fight for the WBC belt after another scheduled WBC eliminator between #1 Chris Arreola and #2 Bermane Stiverne. Should champion Vitali Klitschko retire, Fury would face the Arreloa-Stiverne winner for the vacant title.

In the co-feature, unbeaten super middleweight Chris Eubank Jr (8-0, 3 KOs) outboxed veteran Bradley Pryce (33-12, 18 KOs) over eight rounds. In his biggest test to date, the son of former two-division world champion Chris Eubank, was able to fend off the aggressions of Pryce in compiling a surprisingly wide 80-73 decision.

The Fury-Johnson event is available live at WealthTV.com. WealthTV is available on Verizon FiOS TV (channels 169 and 669 in HD), AT&T U-Verse TV (channels 470 and 1470 in HD), along with over 100 cable systems across the country. Click here for more information.

In a bout billed as a WBC eliminator, #3 heavyweight Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round …



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Results from Indianapolis

By Sam Geraci at ringside
Photo by Scott Romer

In the main event of CBA Promotions “Friday Night Fights in Indianapolis,” Army veteran and local middleweight fan favorite Eric “The Juggernaut” Draper (6-6, 2 KOs) of Indianapolis, IN stopped Keon Johnson (8-7, 4 KOs) of Indianapolis, IN, at 2:59 of the sixth round in front of a sold out crowd at the McGowan Hall—Knights of Columbus.

Johnson controlled the opening round with his jab and straight right while Draper attempted to pressure Johnson against the ropes in order to land the harder shots. Towards the end of the first, Johnson began to hold in order to subdue Draper’s attack. To start the second, Draper continued to pressure while Johnson was reduced to holding. Towards the middle of the round, Draper dropped Johnson with a quick combination upstairs in the center of the ring. While Johnson was able to beat the count and claimed that he was pushed, from that point one, it became clear that Johnson was weary of Draper’s power. Towards the second half of the round, Draper nearly sent Johnson through the ropes with a two-punch combination. Although Johnson again beat the count, he was devastated for the remainder of the round and was forced to hold in order to survive. Within the first thirty seconds of the third, Draper caught Johnson with another clean right that knocked out his mouthpiece and sent him flailing around the ring. (more…)

By Sam Geraci at ringside Photo by Scott Romer In the main event of CBA Promotions “Friday Night Fights in …


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WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Gabriel Rosado hook up at Madison Square Garden tonight. They meet under less friendly circumstances in the same building on January 19. Photo: Will Hart/HBO

HBO presents a world championship tripleheader on January 19 with WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido (39-11-2, 27 KOs) defending against Mikey Garcia (30-0, 26 KOs), WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) defending against “King” Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KOs) and WBO super featherweight champion Rocky Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KOs) defending against Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs). The card will take place in The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The same day, Showtime is countering with IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KOs) against mandatory challenger Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KOs). No official venue yet, but Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport says the fight will take place in Las Vegas.

Junior middleweight Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson, a West Point graduate and Army Reserve Officer, will receive the Dick Steinberg Good Guy award from the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Melson has donated every penny of all 12 fight purses, with 11 of them going to Justadollarplease.org, which supports support bringing clinical trials to the United States to cure spinal cord injuries. Currently, more than 300,000 Americans, including 40,000 veterans, suffer from serious spinal cord injuries.

HBO presents a world championship tripleheader on January 19 with WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido (39-11-2, 27 KOs) defending against …




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Tyson’s one-man show going on national tour


After a highly successful bout on Broadway, Mike Tyson announced today that he will take his acclaimed one-man show, “MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH,” on a national tour. Helmed by renowned director Spike Lee and producer James L. Nederlander, the tour is set to begin in February 2013. The legendary boxer, “Iron Mike,” will kick off his 10-week tour with a two-night engagement at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis on February 12 –13. The three month tour will visit over 36 cities including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, and Washington D.C.

List of dates and cities

After a highly successful bout on Broadway, Mike Tyson announced today that he will take his acclaimed one-man show, “MIKE …


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Perez vs. Forbes kicks off new BB&T series

Golden Boy Promotions and Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that the first BB&T Center Boxing Series event is set for January 12 and will feature a junior welterweight showdown between rising Venezuelan star and former World Champion Johan Perez (15-1-1, 12 KOs) and former World Champion Steve “Two Pounds” Forbes (35-11, 11 KOs) as well as a special guest appearance by former Heavyweight World Champion Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes.

Tickets for the Jan. 12 event, which is sponsored by Corona, go on sale on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. ET at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone (800-745-3000), at www.ticketmaster.com and on Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. ET at the BB&T Center box office.

In addition to the Jan. 12 event, the BB&T Center and Golden Boy will host additional live boxing events on June 1, 2013, Oct. 5, 2013 and Jan. 14, 2014. Fight fans can purchase annual subscriptions for all four events inclusive of VIP seating and boxing legend meet and greets by calling 954-835-CLUB.

Golden Boy Promotions and Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that the first BB&T Center Boxing Series event is set …


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TUF 16 Weekly Recap, Episode 11

The episode gets right down to business and sets up the all-Team Nelson quarterfinal match between Joey Rivera and Jon Manley. Normally, each fighter throws some token catchphrases out there like, “I’m ready for war,” or, “[insert name] I’m coming for you!” This time, neither fighter seems very enthusiastic about fighting. They both genuinely like one another and respect one another’s abilities. Laaaame! Joey plans on out-striking Jon to get the win while Jon believes Joey is weak on the ground and looks to exploit that. Oh, and he warns Joey that he’s coming for him . . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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The episode gets right down to business and sets up the all-Team Nelson quarterfinal match between Joey Rivera and Jon …


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Fury: I’m the best heavyweight since Lennox Lewis

Tyson Fury says he will send out a clear message to the world that he is the future of the heavyweight division when he defeats American Kevin Johnson in their WBC World heavyweight title eliminator. Fury and Johnson meet at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena tonight in a bout that can be seen live on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

“I’m the best heavyweight since Lennox Lewis and after this fight I want Vitali Klitschko or Wladmir Kliktschko. This man is getting smashed to bits,” said undefeated Fury. “Forget about David Haye and David Price, they’re not in my league and after I beat Johnson there’s no American left who could take on the Klitschkos so that just leaves me. People haven’t seen the best of me. I’m still only 24 but on Saturday night in Belfast you will see just how much I have improved and people won’t believe the shape I’m in. I could have a 20-round war if I had to. I can fight, I can box, I do anything in the ring, nobody can live with me and that includes the Klitschkos. (more…)

Tyson Fury says he will send out a clear message to the world that he is the future of the …



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Is Trout good enough to beat Cotto?

By Graham Houston

Sometimes a boxer who isn’t too well known outside of the hard-core boxing community springs a surprise when he gets his big opportunity. I think that Austin Trout could be in this position when he defends his WBA light-middleweight title against Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, with TV coverage on Showtime. Cotto is understandably the favourite. He is far more experienced than Trout — Cotto has scored more KO wins than Trout has had fights — and he will be boxing in front of an intensely pro-Cotto crowd at the Garden, where the very popular and even adored Puerto Rican boxer has never lost a fight.

Trout is unbeaten, the younger man, and he’s a southpaw, but he has never fought at this level before or boxed on this big a stage. In his last fight, Trout was cautious and, I thought, unimpressive in outpointing Delvin Rodriguez, although one judge had Trout winning every round. I believe, though, that Trout is a better fighter than he looked against Rodriguez. Is he, however, good enough to beat Cotto? (more…)

By Graham Houston Sometimes a boxer who isn’t too well known outside of the hard-core boxing community springs a surprise …


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A Goodbye to “Macho” Camacho

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Teddy B. Blackburn

Today they will lay to rest the body of Hector “Macho” Camacho in the St. Raymond Cemetery in the Bronx. According to some he was born in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico and according to others in Bayamon, but we know he spent his childhood in the Spanish Harlem district of New York City. Like many Latin American children who see careers in boxing, baseball, soccer and horse racing as their best chance of fame, glory and money, this Puerto Rican child with great charisma and boxing skills went on to become world champion in three different divisions. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Teddy B. Blackburn Today they will lay to rest the body of Hector “Macho” Camacho …


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Salgado, Shafikov head Cozumel twinbill

The NABF super flyweight title will be on the line at the Parque Andres Quintana Roo in Cozumel, Mexico, tonight when Quintana Roo’s own Jose “Sugar” Salgado (29-2-1, 26 KOs) defends his title against Colombia’s Devis “El Metrallo” Perez (16-7-4, 10 KOs) in a bout which will be aired on FOX Deportes in the United States.

In the co-featured bout, the vacant WBC Mediterranean super lightweight title will be up for grabs when unbeaten Russian southpaw Denis Shafikov (30-0-1, 17 KOs) battles Ghana’s Albert “Tornado” Mensah (25-3-1, 10 KOs) in a 12 round fight.

The NABF super flyweight title will be on the line at the Parque Andres Quintana Roo in Cozumel, Mexico, tonight …


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Tebebu defeats Lytwynenko

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Australian light welterweight champion Addisu Tebebu (5-2-3, 1KO) defeated Mathew Lytwynenko (9-2-3, 5KOs) over ten rounds to retain the championship at the Grand Star Receptions, Altona North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Friday. Tebebu won clearly by scores 97-93,98-94, 97-93. The Ethiopian born Tebebu represented his country at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and turned professional in Australia in 2001.

In other action super middleweight Zac Dunn (6-0, 6KOs) forced a three round stoppage of Zhang Yon (0-3) of China. Yon had suffered injuries and was retired at the conclusion of round three. Dunn is a former amateur star.

Also light welterweight Joebert Delos Reyes (9-4-1, 7KOs) out scored Andrew Wallace (9-1-1,5KOs) over six rounds. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin Australian light welterweight champion Addisu Tebebu (5-2-3, 1KO) defeated Mathew …



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Flanagan stops Kariuki

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian light heavyweight Mark Flanagan (11-3, 6 KOs) stopped former world rated Kariz Kariuki (25-11-2, 19 KOs) in round eleven to capture the vacant WBO Oriental title at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Australia Friday. Flanagan dropped Kariuki in round ten and referee Paul Tapley crowned the Queensland 175 pounder the new WBO Oriental champion at :29 of round eleven. Kariuki was born in Kenya but based in Australia since 2000. He has suffered losses to Daniel Geale, Garth Wood and Edison Miranda but scored a win over former WBA middleweight challenger Randy Griffin in 2010. Flanagan lost to Ben McCulloch and Manny Vlamis in 2011. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian light heavyweight Mark Flanagan (11-3, 6 KOs) stopped former world rated Kariz …


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Results from Hurst, Texas

Lightweight Jose Rodriguez of Dallas lost his first pro fight to El Paso, Pedro Torres Friday night during the Mid Cities Mayhem at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. Torres wins the Texas Lightweight Championship. Torres’ record goes to 7-6 for his career. Rodriguez suffered his first loss, with his record falling to 6-1. (more…)

Lightweight Jose Rodriguez of Dallas lost his first pro fight to El Paso, Pedro Torres Friday night during the Mid …


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Munguia defeats Pitalua

Photos: All Star Boxing

WBC North American welterweight champion Pablo “Sepulturero” Munguia (17-3, 12 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over veteran Antonio Pitalua (53-7-1, 47 KOs) on Froday night at the Foro Polanco in Mexico City. Scores were 119-111, 116-112 and 116-113.

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Photos: All Star Boxing WBC North American welterweight champion Pablo “Sepulturero” Munguia (17-3, 12 KOs) hammered out a twelve round …


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Weights from Chester, WV

Paul Spadafora 142 vs. Solomon Egberime 142.5
Monty Meza-Clay 134 vs. Emmanuel Lucero 134
Jake Giuriceo 140 vs Peter Oluoch 139.5
Morgan Fitch 167.5 vs. Cameron Allen 165.5
Bill Hutchinson 142 vs. Jose Caraballo 143
Joey Holt 154.5 vs. Alan Moore 151.5

Venue: Mountaineer Casino/Racetrack, Chester, WV
Promoter: Roy Jones Jr. Presents in association with TNT Promotions
Tickets: 1-800-804-0468 Ext: 8297, online at www.Etix.com, or at the gate. 1st pro bout 7:30 P.M.

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Paul Spadafora 142 vs. Solomon Egberime 142.5 Monty Meza-Clay 134 vs. Emmanuel Lucero 134 Jake Giuriceo 140 vs Peter Oluoch …



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Allakhverdiev wins tech decision over Guzman

By Phil Doherty at ringside
Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez / Acquinity Sports

“Khabib Allakhverdiev.” Pronounced “HA-BEEB AY-YAK-VER-DIEV” A formidable name for a formidable fighter. Fight fans need to start practicing the pronunciation since the twenty-nine year old Russian’s coming-out party last night in the main event of Acquinity Sports’ “Beatdown 2012” card from the BB&T Center in Sunrise FL. Allakhverdiev scored an eighth-round technical split decision win against Dominican Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman (33-1-1, 20 KOs) to pick up the vacant WBA World light welterweight championship, which he adds to his IBO World title.

Khabib’s trainer John David Jackson promised earlier this week his man would relentlessly press the action to the body against the thirty-six year old Guzman, and the Russian stuck to the plan while adding telling shots to Guzman’s face.

“The Hawk” started the action with deceptive speed, working his southpaw jab and straight left to put Guzman on the canvas just a minute into the first round, although referee Luis Pabon ruled it a slip.

Guzman laid back looking for time and space to counter the aggressive Russian, landing hooks to Khabib’s body and right uppercuts upstairs. Action moved to the center of the ring where Guzman scored a left hook and sizzling straight right hand that compelled Allakhverdiev to clinch briefly. Guzman managed to keep Allakhverdiev off him during the first half of the second round using constant movement and straight rights to the Russian’s body and head. (more…)

By Phil Doherty at ringside Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez / Acquinity Sports “Khabib Allakhverdiev.” Pronounced “HA-BEEB AY-YAK-VER-DIEV” A formidable name for …


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Pacman smash hit in Times Square

Photos: Tom Briglia / Top Rank Boxing

Commuters watch as superstar Manny Pacquiao goes through a hard workout Friday with trainer Freddie Roach at the Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood, Ca. in an unprecedented training session that was broadcast live on a seven story tall screen in Times Square in New York City. Top Rank produced this live hour-long event in association with MLBAM. Pacquiao is in preparation for the upcoming fourth fight of his historic rivalry against three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing, Tecate, Wonderful Pistachios, Cinemax ‘Banshee,’ Smart Communications, Universal Pictures ‘Django Unchained’ and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Pacquiao vs Marquez 4 will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay Per View from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 8.

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Photos: Tom Briglia / Top Rank Boxing Commuters watch as superstar Manny Pacquiao goes through a hard workout Friday with …


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Price destroys Skelton; Tony Thompson next

Unbeaten Commonwealth and British heavyweight champion David Price (15-0, 13 KOs) was again impressive as he annihilated former world title challenger Matt Skelton (28-7, 23 KOs) in two rounds on Friday night at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. Price dropped the 45-year-old Skelton with a series of body shots and Skelton’s corner threw in the towel. Promoter Frank Maloney said Price will be in action next in February “against an American opponent” believed to be two-time world title challenger Tony Thompson.

Super middleweight Tony Dodson (29-7-1, 14 KOs) outpointed journeyman John Anthony (8-28-1, 5 KOs) over six uneventful rounds. The score was 59-55.

Jr welterweight Steve Williams (13-1, 5 KOs) scored twelve round decision over previously unbeaten Kirk Goodings (7-1, 1 KO). Williams pressured Goodings the whole fight and the score of 116-115 seemed surprisingly close.

In an upset, lightweight Youssef Al Hamidi (12-49-2, 1 KO) edged previously unbeaten Tommy Carus (4-1, 0 KOs) in a four-rounder.

Other results:
Joe Selkirk W8 Ruslans Pojonisevs (super middleweight)
Mike Stafford TKO1 Rihad Bigis (cruiserweight)
Andy Calquhoun Ko3 Brendan Bean (lightweight)

Unbeaten Commonwealth and British heavyweight champion David Price (15-0, 13 KOs) was again impressive as he annihilated former world title …


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Hand, Nowicki sue NJ State Athletic Control Board

New Jersey boxing managers Joe Hand Sr. and Alfred “Doc” Nowicki filed a lawsuit today against the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, its commissioner, Aaron M. Davis, and legal counsel, Nicholas Lembo, in the United States District Court of New Jersey. Hand and Nowicki allege that the state officials violated their due process rights and interfered with private contracts without basis or justification.

According to the lawsuit, approximately two years into a five-year, co-management contract that Hand and Nowicki signed with professional boxer Dennis Hasson, the state officials arbitrarily held the contract void without notifying Hand or Nowicki. Defendants Lembo and Davis knew or should have known that it is unlawful for government officials to void a private contract without notice or an opportunity to be heard.

The lawsuit goes on to allege that there was absolutely no basis in New Jersey law or otherwise to void the binding co-management contract and the decision was made arbitrarily by Davis and Lembo, who themselves endorsed the contract just two years prior. (more…)

New Jersey boxing managers Joe Hand Sr. and Alfred “Doc” Nowicki filed a lawsuit today against the New Jersey State …


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Video: WBC President Sulaiman ponders future

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Video: Pepe Rodriguez

In an exclusive interview with fightnews.com, WBC President Jose Sulaiman talks about the current situation with his record-breaking WBC presidency. Next week at the 50th WBC Annual Convention in Cancun, Mexico, the WBC Board of Directors will elect the president for the next term of office.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Video: Pepe Rodriguez In an exclusive interview with fightnews.com, WBC President Jose Sulaiman talks about the …


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Weights from Dusseldorf

Susi Kentikian 110.89 vs. Carina Moreno 112
(Vacant WBA Female Flyweight Title)
Firat Arslan (TBA) vs. Alex Mogylewski (TBA)
(Both fighters will weigh in later today)
Mike Keta 151.68 vs. Andreas Reimer 151.46
(German Light Middleweight Title)
Patrick Dobroschi 175.93 vs. Roman Javoev 173.28
Adnan Redzovic 231.49 vs. Ladislav Kovarik (TBA)
Alex Born 167.55 vs. Piotr Tomaszek 163.14

Where: Castello, Dusseldorf, Germany
When: Saturday, December 1st 2012
Promoter: Sturm Sportspromotion
TV: SAT.1 (Germany)

Susi Kentikian 110.89 vs. Carina Moreno 112 (Vacant WBA Female Flyweight Title) Firat Arslan (TBA) vs. Alex Mogylewski (TBA) (Both …


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Fury 248, Johnson 240

Tyson Fury 248 vs. Kevin Johnson 240
Chris Eubank Jr 163 vs. Bradley Pryce 163
John O’Donnell 148 vs. Stephen Haughian 148
Phill Fury 156 vs. Joe Hillerby 158

Venue: Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
TV: Wealth TV and WealthTV.com
Promoter: Hennessy Sports

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Tyson Fury 248 vs. Kevin Johnson 240 Chris Eubank Jr 163 vs. Bradley Pryce 163 John O’Donnell 148 vs. Stephen …


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Cotto, Trout make weight

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Miguel Cotto 153.6 vs. Austin Trout 154
(WBA super welterweight championship)
Note: Trout made weight after on his second try after removing his clothing.

Jayson Velez 125.8 vs. Salvador Sanchez II 125.2
(Vacant WBC silver featherweight title)
Daniel Jacobs 161.2 vs. Chris Fitzpatrick 163.3

Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City
TV: Showtime
Promoter: Golden Boy

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Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Miguel Cotto 153.6 vs. Austin Trout 154 (WBA super welterweight championship) Note: Trout made weight …


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Sergio Martinez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Argentinian WBC middleweight world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez confirmed this week that he is almost certain to fight in Argentina against British WBA interim middleweight beltholder Martin Murray in the first defense of his WBC crown. The bout is proposed for April 27, 2013 and may be held in the Estadio de la Plata or Luna Park. The event would be broadcast on public TV Channel 7. Martinez, from Madrid, conducted a video conference with Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner and reaffirmed his intention to hold the fight in Argentina.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Argentinian WBC middleweight world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez confirmed this week that he is almost certain …


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“Chocolatito” is the latest WBA super champion

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Nicaraguan WBA light flyweight world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (34-0, 28 KOs) will be elevated to super champion status in a decision announced by the WBA World Championships Committee after making a evaluation of the results of Gonzalez in his last appearances. Gonzalez has made five defenses of his WBA world crown and meets the rule to be declared super champion.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Nicaraguan WBA light flyweight world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (34-0, 28 KOs) will be elevated to …


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Tomasz Adamek interview

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek

“For me, watching my first fight with Steve Cunningham was like looking on some guy with my name and haircut, but a totally different fighter. My defensive stance, movement, and way I was standing in front of him, just begging to be hit – I won this fight, putting him on the floor three times, but you’ll see a different fighter in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I know that Cunningham will be ready to do everything to beat me. I’m assuming he’ll be in the best shape of his life,” said former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek in a Fightnews.com interview. Adamek (49-2, 29 KOs) will fight Cunningham (25-4, 12 KOs) on December 22 in Sands Casino-Resort.

Adamek, who we caught after his training session in Jersey City, also offers his thoughts on the recent Johnathon Banks-Seth Mitchell bout and talks about his “emergency plan” when he fought Travis Walker. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek “For me, watching my first fight with Steve Cunningham was like looking on …


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Mendes takes step-by-step approach

Championship gold is the desired destination for every fighter. Where most are eager to get their opportunity in the quickest fashion possible, Chad Mendes has learned to take a measured approach. It is a position he’s stood in before and the former number one contender is intent to make sure the next time he steps into the Octagon with a title on the line that the results are going to be different . . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Coming up next:  UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz is live from Seattle’s Key Arena at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on Saturday, December 8. Click here for more info

Championship gold is the desired destination for every fighter. Where most are eager to get their opportunity in the quickest …


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Gamboa ready to fight, 50 Cent ready to promote

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

The Cyclone of Guantanamo Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 KOs) is ready to return to the ring as he worked out Thursday for media at Fortune Gym in Hollywood, California. The former world champion and 2004 Cuban Olympic gold medalist will take on Michael Farenas (33-3-4, 25 KOs), of Paranque City, Philippines, for the vacant WBA interim super featherweight title. “It has gone very well with training camp in Miami and now we are in the final phases of our camp in Las Vegas.” Gamboa told Fightnews.com. “I am definitely anxious to return that is what keeps me motivated,” he added.

The last time Yuriorkis Gamboa stepped foot in the ring was in September of 2011 scoring an eight round technical decision win after a head butt over current WBC Featherweight champion Daniel Ponce de Leon. Now 14 months later Gamboa looks to get back in the ring and shine for his new promoter. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank The Cyclone of Guantanamo Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 KOs) is ready …


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Chagaev pulls out; Arslan steps in

Just a few weeks ago, Firat Arslan fought the fight of his life against WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Hucke losing a disputed decision on November 3rd . But, instead of resting and mourning after the controversial defeat, Arslan will be back in the ring on Saturday in Dusseldorf, Germany. He took the fight only on a two-day notice. “He agreed to fight immediately after Ruslan Chagaev pulled out of his fight,” promoter Felix Sturm said. “I have an enormous amount of respect for Firat Arslan. He is a true warrior.” The 42-year-old former champion is happy to showcase his skill, despite the short break, “It’s a great opportunity to be back in the ring just weeks after the Huck bout. I’m excited and ready for Saturday.” Arslan will face Alex Mogylewski, 27, from Aachen, Germany. (more…)

Just a few weeks ago, Firat Arslan fought the fight of his life against WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Hucke losing …


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WBC President Jose Sulaiman to retire?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Next week will begin a new election period in the World Boxing Council and longtime president Jose Sulaiman is hinting that he could leave the post he has held since December 5, 1975. “I’m 81 years old and I feel tired,” said Sulaiman. “I would like to experience what I have left in this life with my family and enjoy my passions, traveling and photography…I want to reflect and make the best decision for my family, for boxing, for boxers, for WBC employees and boxing in general. I still have the option to be re-elected.”

Sources indicate that Mauricio Sulaiman, executive secretary of the organization, is ready to take over from his father but other candidates to enter the race for the WBC presidency could include an Italian, an American and an African. It’s also rumored that Sulaiman could leave office, but be elected “president for life” and the WBC offices would remain in Mexico. Sulaiman has been recognized by the annual Guinness World Records book as the longest serving president of a global sports organization.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Next week will begin a new election period in the World Boxing Council and longtime president …


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WBC 50th Anniversary Convention kicks off this weekend

By Boxing Bob Newman

The WBC will celebrate a milestone beginning this weekend as it kicks off it’s 50 th anniversary celebration with start of the 50th Annual World Convention in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The majority of scheduled events and meetings will take place at the expansive Grand Oasis Resort. Arguably, the most recognizable face in the world, thee time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali will literally be crowned “King of Boxing” in a special ceremony to be held during th week.

Along with the usualy business of boxing being conducted by members of the WBC board, (rankings, mandatory defenses, officials seminars, rules, etc.), there will be two boxing events, the first of which is Saturday at the beach outside the hotel, banquets, and more. Over one thousand delegates and guests are expected to attend. In addition to Ali, several past and present world champions are confirmed to attend the convention such as current champs Abner Mares, Danny Garcia, Vitali Klitschko, Afren Torres, Jeff Fenech and even non-WBC champions including Nikolai Valuev and Alfonso Zamora just to name a few. Said WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman, “We expect the WBC’s 50th anniverary to be the biggest and best convention yet. It is a milestone celebration that is sure to be a knockout success.”

The offical run of the convention is December 2-8, although many delegates will begin arriving Friday, November 30th.

By Boxing Bob Newman The WBC will celebrate a milestone beginning this weekend as it kicks off it’s 50 th …


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Manfredo wins in comeback

Photos: Emily Harney

Nearly one year removed from what he originally thought would be his last fight, “The Pride Of Providence” made an emphatic – and successful – return to the ring Thursday night in front of his hometown fans. Peter Manfredo Jr. (38-8) dominated Pittsburgh, Pa., challenger Rayco Saunders (22-19-2) to earn a 99-91, 100-90, 100-90 unanimous-decision win at Twin River Casino in the 10-round main event of Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ “The Pride Is Back” professional boxing event.

Manfredo Jr., who last fought in November of 2011 in a knockout loss to world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., spent seven weeks with legendary trainers Freddie Roach and Ernie Zavala in preparation of Thursday’s fight and it showed as “The Pride Of Providence” utilized a steady jab throughout the night and simply out-worked the over-matched Saunders. (more…)

Photos: Emily Harney Nearly one year removed from what he originally thought would be his last fight, “The Pride Of …


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Weights from Hurst, Texas

The intensity could be cut with a knife as Jose Rodriguez and Pablo Torres weighed in for their Texas State Title Fight Thursday afternoon. The 7 fight card is part of the “Mid- Cities Mayhem” on Friday night at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. The event is being promoted by Standing 8 Promotions. The card also features top British prospect Craig Callaghan, UFC veteran Aaron Rosa and the pro debut of 65-3 amateur standout Tony Lopez. The Hurst Conference center is located 10 minutes down HWY 121 from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and right outside of Fort Worth, Texas at 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, TX 76054.

Jose Rodriguez 135 vs. Pablo Torres 134.25
(Texas State Lightweight Title)
Arthur Trevino 133.75 vs. Alex Lopez 134.25
Craig Callaghan 144.25 vs. James Harrison 146.75
Aaron Rosa 250.25 vs. Dominique Smith 202.75
Chris Nava 203.75 vs. Duke Snyder 199
Isaac Rios 126.25 vs. Tony Lopez 123.25
Regis Prograis 140.25 vs. Anthony Little 138.25

The intensity could be cut with a knife as Jose Rodriguez and Pablo Torres weighed in for their Texas State …


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Guzman, Allakhverdiev make weight

Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez/ Acquinity Sports

Joan Guzmán 138 vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev 138.75
Domonique Dolton 154 vs. Richard Gutiérrez 152.5
Ed Paredes 146.25 vs. Héctor Muñoz 146.25
Claudio Marrero 126.75 vs. Mauricio Martínez 124.75
Humberto Savigne 174 vs. Dhafir Smith 174.5
Juan Carlos Payano 117.75 vs. José Luis Araiza 117.5
Isiah Thomas 180 vs. Richard Hall 183.25

Venue: BB&T Center
Promoter: Acquinity Sports
TV: Bounce TV and Pursuit Channel

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Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez/ Acquinity Sports Joan Guzmán 138 vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev 138.75 Domonique Dolton 154 vs. Richard Gutiérrez 152.5 Ed …










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