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Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

By Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder The Medium-sized hall in Detroit's Masonic Temple was rocking Saturday night. Billed as the Detroit Brawl by Brooklyn ...

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Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Story and photos by Felipe Leon For the second weekend in a row, Zanfer Promotions and Mexico’s Azteca channel returned to Baja California ...

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Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

https://youtu.be/YfHmMvE82qk Photos: Israel Gonzalez/Miguel Cotto Promotions Any hope that the experienced Mexican Jose Araiza might make Alberto "Explosivo" Machado work on Saturday night vanished ...

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IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat IBF#6 ex-OPBF bantam ruler, Japanese lefty Ryosuke Iwasa (21-2, 13 KOs), 123.75, decked his second victory on the ...

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Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez WBC #4 light flyweight Juan "Churritos" Hernandez (30-2, 21 KOs) scored a devastating second round TKO over ...

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Damon Reed rips away Aaron Green’s “0”

Heavyweight “Dangerous” Damon Reed of Topeka, KS, who challenged for the WBO world title in 1998, recorded perhaps the biggest win of his long career last night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN. The 44-year-old Reed (48-18, 32 KOs) was brought as an opponent for previously undefeated 33-year-old prospect and local favorite Aaron Green, now 16-1, 14 KOs.

From the opening bell, it was clear that Green was going to have to earn a victory. Reed used good movement and ring generalship to frustrate Green and keep him off balance throughout the first round. Green caught up with Reed in the second round breaking his rib and forcing him to rely on his veteran skills and take a knee for an 8-count to regain his composure. Reed finished the round and then proceeded to dominate the following four rounds. Reed returned the favor and sent Green to the canvas in the fifth en route to a majority decision.



January 23rd, 2016


Boxing News

Yengoyan destroys Nenkov in Asse, Belgium:

Sasha Yengoyan, better known as La bestia del Este, made short work tonight in Asse, Belgium, dropping Bulgarian Stanislav Nenkov twice before wisely the corner put an end on the one-sided affair. Yengoyan, now 35-2-1(24), had the reigning Bulgarian national champion down each time with large right hands.

On the undercard Femke Hermans won her pro debut with a shutout points decision against 49 bout experienced Bulgarian Galina Giumliska. It was the visitors 39th loss.

Surik Petrosyan won a majority decision against Serbian licensed Frenchman Emmanuel Amiot who made his pro debut. Amiot got a standing count by referee Jean Pierre Vanimschoot in round 2 but had to go the full distance of the 4-rounder to win by scores of 38-37, 39-36 and a strange 38-38.



January 23rd, 2016


Boxing News

Thurman-Porter lands at Mohegan Sun

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

WBA welterweight world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs) will defend his title against former champ “Showtime” Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16 KOs) on CBS in a matchup of two of the world’s best 147-pound fighters on March 12 at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. The last primetime boxing event on CBS was Muhammad Ali-Leon Spinks on Feb. 15, 1978.

Keith Thurman: “This is my year to dominate the welterweight division and I’m excited to be getting ready to take out Shawn Porter. I am ready to get back in the ring and bring boxing fans what they’ve been looking for – the top true welterweight champion of the world, the one who is going to take out all competitors one by one. I am Keith ‘One-Time’ Thurman and I’m going to show you what a champion looks like on March 12.”

Shawn Porter: “I’m very confident in my ability. That’s why I’ve been looking forward to this fight because I’m someone who can beat Keith Thurman. Nothing about Keith really makes me nervous. I do know that he’s going to be ready for this fight. He’s a fighter that has the heart of a lion just like I do. I expect this to be a fight to the finish. A win over Keith Thurman is what we’ve been waiting for.”



January 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

WBO #1 Bösel dominates Kelemen

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Team SES/P. Gercke

WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Bösel (21-0, 7 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Balazs Kelemen (24-2, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Erdgas Sportarena in Halle, Germany. Bösel came out aggressively in round one and took the fight to Kelemen, who had previously been competing in the super middleweight division. He staggered Kelemen in round two with a left hook and continued to rock the Hungarian as the bout progressed. Bösel floored Kelemen in round eight with a left hand, but Kelemen stayed in the fight until the end. Scores were 120-107, 119-108, 118-109. Bösel retained his WBO Intercontinental title and claimed the vacant WBA Continental title.

Jr welterweight Felix Lamm (11-1-1, 4 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Jan Holec (6-3-1, 3 KOs) in a clash for the vacant German International belt. Scores were 98-92, 96-94, 99-91.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Adam Deines (6-0, 2 KOs) outpointed Björn Blaschke (10-7-1, 6 KOs) over ten one-sided rounds to claim the vacant German domestic title. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 100-90. (more…)



January 23rd, 2016


Boxing News

WBC champs Yamanaka, Kimura to defend belts in March

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (24-0-2, 17 KOs) will participate in his tenth defense as he faces former WBA 115-pound ruler Liborio Solis (23-3-1, 10 KOs), Venezuela, at the Shimazu Arena in Kyoto, Japan, on March 4. It was announced by Teiken Promotions. On the same bill, his stablemate Yu Kimura (18-2-1, 3 KOs) will put his belt on the line against Mexican veteran Ganigan Lopez (26-6, 17 KOs) over twelve rounds.

Yamanaka, 33, registered his ninth defense by a decision over Panamanian lefty Ansermo Moreno last September, and is going to tie the record of the most defenses by Japanese boxers, thirteen by former WBA junior flyweight champ Yoko Gushiken. Kimura, 32, dethroned Mexican Pedro Guevara by an upset verdict last November and will make his initial defense in three months thereafter.



January 23rd, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Boston: The Thrill and the Agony Preview

Go back an relive the joy and disappointment from new UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and former champ TJ Dillashaw after their five-round classic in Boston. You can watch the whole episode on UFC FIGHT PASS . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW JERSEY 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, January 30 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Parker punishes and stops Bergman

Unbeaten world rated heavyweight sontender Joseph Parker (18-0, 16 KOs) scored a one-sided eighth round TKO over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Jason Bergman (25-12-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday at the Faleata Sports Complex in Apia, Samoa. Parker punished Bergman the entire way, dropping him in round two with a right hand, in round seven with a body shot and finally with a barrage of punches that sent Bergman to the canvas for the third time in round eight to end it.



January 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Garcia a 10:1 favorite over Guerrero

By Karl Freitag

Oddsmakers list Danny Garcia as a heavy favorite to succeed retired Floyd Mayweather as WBC welterweight champion tonight at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Greek lists Garcia as a -1000 pick to defeat Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, who is at +600.

In the co-feature, unbeaten welterweight Sammy Vasquez is a healthy -750 favorite to defeat upset artist Aaron Martinez +500, and Olympian heavyweight Dominic Breazeale is a narrow -165 pick to get past veteran Amir Mansour +140.

All three bouts will be televised live on boxing’s return to the FOX network.



January 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Hekkie Budler now a super champion

By Ron Jackson

Hekkie Budler who holds the WBA mini flyweight and IBO minimumweight belts has now been elevated to the WBA mini flyweight “super” champion as from January 20. Budler who has a record of 29 wins with 9 inside the distance and 1 loss is South Africa’s first “super” world champion.

Even though Siphiwe Vetyeka beat WBA “super” featherweight champion Chris John on December 6 2013 he evidently was not elevated to “super” champion status by the WBA.

Budler, 27, will make the first defence of his WBA “super” mini flyweight belt and the tenth defence of his IBO minimumweight belt when he faces Nicaragua’s Byron Rojas, 25, the tenth ranked contender who has a record of 16-2-3-1nc; 8 on Rodney Berman’s Golden Gloves tournament at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on March 19. (more…)



January 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Jarrell Miller Calls Out Heavyweight Champs

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller called out the two American heavyweight world champions after his seventh round TKO over Donovan Dennis on Friday night in Tucson. “Charles Martin, I’m coming for you. Deontay Wilder, I’m coming for your Alabama BBQ,” stated Miller.

Miller (16-0-1, 14 KOs), who went past the sixth round for the first time in his career, also stated “I had him out in the first round, but I threw my shoulder out throwing a left hook. I was looking for the knockout so bad he started catching me with some shots. So then I decided to box a little bit and that’s what I did until the knockout came. I’m glad it went seven rounds. It taught me to go to Plan B. I can box beautifully when I want and I showed some of that tonight. It was good experience. My power was there; my wind was good. I was breathing well and seeing the shots.”



January 23rd, 2016

UFC

Ronda Rousey talks about hosting Saturday Night Live

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey spoke to Megan Olivi about what it’s been like on the week leading up to hosting Saturday night live, her initial reaction to learning the news and more. Don’t miss SNL Saturday night on NBC at 11:30/10:30 ETCT . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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January 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Nuevo Leon

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Adrian Estrella 136 vs Alfonso Pérez 136
Carlos Molina 147.50 vs José Feria 146
Lourdes Juarez 111 vs Vianey Ortega 112
Alexis Reyes 128 vs Jesús Silvera 129

Venue: Domo CARE de Guadalupe, Nuevo León
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa
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January 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Brant, Miller, Eyubov win by KO

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Unbeaten middleweight Rob “Bravo” Brant (19-0, 12 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round KO over Decarlo Perez (15-4-1, 5 KOs) in a clash for the NABA title on Friday night at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona. Brant was very sharp, dropping Perez in round three, then finishing him with a huge right hand in round four. Time was :39.

Undefeated heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (16-0-1, 14 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over game Donovan Dennis (14-4, 11 KOs) in a clash for the NABA heavyweight championship. Miller floored Dennis twice in round one, but had to work hard to get a seventh round referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:31.

Undefeated welterweight power puncher Bakhtiyar Eyubov (10-0, 10 KOs) scored an impressive third round TKO over Jared Robinson (16-3-1, 7 KOs). Eyubov dropped Robinson in the first 30 seconds and was credited with another knockdown later in the stanza when he drove Robinson back into to the ropes. Eyubov floored Robinson again in round two. The bout was waved off by the referee in round three. Time was :56. photos



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Campas and Bonsante faceoff in Retirement Fight this Saturday

By Ricardo Ibarra

Dianne Fischer of Dee Lee Promotions and Joe Diaz presents “Battle of the Ages” this Saturday January 23rd at the Civic Center in Butte , Montana . The main event features former IBF and IBA Jr. middleweight champion Luis Ramon “Yori Boy” Campas (105-17-3, 81 KOs) taking on former IBA super middleweight title holder Anthony Bonsante (34-12-3, 18 KOs) in a super middleweight ten round bout. Both fighters have stated this will be their last fight.

The official weights are as follows:

Luis Ramon Campas 167.5 vs. Anthony Bonsante 166
Jesse Uhde 172 vs Andrew Howk * Howk did not show up to the weigh-in and will weigh in tomorrow.
Jacob Szilasi 146 vs. Jake Fowler 150
Jered Lunceford 172 vs. Mickey Walker 168
Kevin Kline 191 vs. Tyler Vogel 188.8
Anthony Curtiss 146 vs. Aaron Von Snow 142.5

Doors open at 6p and the first bell is at 7p. Tickets are still available at the Butte Civic Center box office and ringside tables are available by calling Joe Diaz at 406-539-3850.
For more ticket information call 406-497-6401 or 800-555-8989.



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Brandon Rios planning to fight again

Former world champion “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios says he’s planning to return to the ring. Rios announced his retirement following a KO loss to Timothy Bradley last November, but he announced tonight on Facebook that he’s had a change of heart.

After I had time to think about it, I want to end my love for this sport in boxing the way I started, fighting strong and with everything I had. I didn’t train right last time and was not able to bring my best, letting myself and my fans down. Now I’m back at the gym getting in shape, before I even do training camp, with a renewed passion for my sport and fans. Strong basics and some new twists to up my game and when it’s time to end on my terms of hard work and victorious.



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Blanco beats Ocasio in South Philly

By John DiSanto/Philly Boxing History

With an impending blizzard threatening to hit South Philly, the seven-bout boxing show staged by Hard Hitting Promotions went off without a hitch at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall, and thanks to several quick KOs, even ended early enough to avoid much conflict with the storm.

In the eight round main event, Reynaldo Blanco, 10-2, 4 KOs, Carolina, PR, scored a unanimous decision over Philly’s Angel Ocasio, 8-1-2, 2 KOs, to win the NABA-US lightweight title. The bout was a closely fought contest with the boxers splitting the first four rounds, before Blanco pulled ahead in the second half. Ocasio stayed in the fight, but Blanco was more effective with his long jab, steady body work and solid punches to the head. Blanco guaranteed victory at the pre-fight press conference on Wednesday, and backed up his words on fight night with an impressive performance. After eight full rounds, Blanco took the decision by scores of 80-72, 79-73 and 77-75. I also scored the bout 77-75 for Blanco. It was Ocasio’s first professional loss. (more…)



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Walsh KOs Traynor in 5

British featherweight champion Ryan Walsh (20-1-1, 9 KOs) scored s spectacular fifth round KO over previously unbeaten Darren Traynor (11-1, 5 KOs) to successfully defend his domestic title on Friday night at York Hall in London. A huge Walsh right hand in round five ended Traynor’s night.

In the co-feature, unbeaten junior middleweight Ahmet Patterson (17-0, 7 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Ryan Aston (18-3-2, 8 KOs). Patterson dropped Aston in round five, then finished him with two more knockdowns in round six.



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Mexicali

Photo: Zanfer

Photo: Zanfer


José Zepeda 140 vs. Ammeth Díaz 140
Juan Carlos Sánchez 122 vs. Jhon Gemino 122.1
Jaime Munguía 147.2 vs. Francisco Verduzco 147.3
Leonardo Báez 118 vs. Alexis Ruiz 118
Eduardo Báez 122.2 vs. Irving González 122.2

Venue: Foro Promo Casa Fex, Mexicali, Baja California, México
Promotor: Zanfer Promociones
TV: Azteca 7 (Mexico)



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Amir Khan says Pacquiao comments are “inaccurate and false”

“I have read recent comments by Manny Pacquiao stating that the reason a fight between us never happened was because of ‘middle men’ in my team – this is totally inaccurate and false,” said former world champion Amir Khan in a statement. “The only people negotiating on my behalf, as with all my fights, were my father Shah, uncle Taz and lawyer Robert Davis. They dealt directly with Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum and adviser Michael Koncz.

“An initial meeting took place last September between Bob Arum and my uncle and lawyer in London. This was at the direct request of Bob Arum. The negotiations went well to the extent that a ‘Heads of Terms’ was signed and sent from my lawyer to Bob Arum. (more…)



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Garcia, Guerrero make weight

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions

Danny Garcia 146.8 vs. Robert Guerrero 146.8
(vacant WBC welterweight title)

Sammy Vasquez 147 vs. Aron Martinez 147
(WBC welterweight semi-final eliminator)

Dominic Breazeale 252.8 vs. Amir Mansour 218
Alejandro Luna 135.4 vs Alan Herrera 135.6

Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: FOX

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January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Diego De La Hoya headlines LA Fight Club Feb 19

Undefeated boxing legacy and fan-favorite Diego De La Hoya (13-0, 7 KOs) will make his first appearance of 2016 in the ring on Friday, February 19 as the main event on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar against former world title contender Arturo “Fuerte” Badillo (21-9, 19 KOs) at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

In the televised co-main event, Carlos “The Solution” Morales (12-1-3, 6 KOs) will face Omar “Héroe” Tienda (14-2, 8 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight bout. Also, Joet Gonzalez (13-0, 6 KOs) will participate in an eight-round featherweight bout; Los Angeles fan favorite Nick Arce (6-0, 6 KOs) will face the battle tested Luis “Lichito” Lizarraga Jr. (5-7-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round super featherweight battle; and opening up the night Francisco Esparza (2-0) fighting out of Fernando Vargas’ Feroz Fight Factory in Las Vegas will fight in a four-round featherweight bout. Opponents will be announced shortly.



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Germany

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Dominic Bösel 174.5 vs. Balazs Kelemen 171.5
Felix Lamm 139.75 vs. Jan Holec 140
Adam Deines 197.5 vs. Björn Blaschke 194.5
Tom Pahlmann 175 vs. Bartolomiej Grafka 174.25
Phillip Nsingi 153 vs. Mykola Vovk 152.25
Lucie Sedlackova 128 vs. Diqana Kulinova 128
Roman Belaev 145.5 vs. Ramon de la Cruz Sena 147

Venue: Erdgas Sportarena, Halle (Saale), Germany
Promoter: SES
TV: MDR

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January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao and Bradley: Ready to deliver on their campaign promises

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By Bill Dwyre

They held the Right Coast promotional scrum here Thursday for the upcoming Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao-Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. boxing match. Among the revelations that could stop the presses was that there are no villains in this fight.

Leo Durocher said that nice guys finish last. He never considered that they would fight each other.

This kind of warm and fuzzy stuff could ruin the sport. But, in this one, the skeletons in the closet have either been permanently locked up, or they never existed. It got so bad (good) Thursday that, after Pacquiao and Bradley did the usual contrived face-to-face pose for photographers — does anybody actually use this stuff? — they parted by shaking hands and smiling.

Mike Tyson, who once bit off a piece of an opponent’s ear, would be spinning in his grave, were he not still alive. Floyd Mayweather Jr., if he saw this, would go outside and take a baseball bat to a tree.

Where were the insults? Where was the name calling, the out-of-control testosterone, the phony tension contrived to sell tickets? Was this a boxing promotion or the groundbreaking for a convent? In the old days, before George Foreman found God and niceness, this sort of promotion would have driven him either to the heavy bag or the barf bag. (more…)



January 22nd, 2016

UFC

McGregor begins war of words against title rival Dos Anjos

When Conor McGregor signs on for a new fight the anticipation for the buildup is almost as eagerly anticipated as the matchup itself. Wednesday afternoon at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos, the lightweight champion and the next man to face “The Notorious” on March 5 at UFC 197, came face to face and microphone to microphone for the first time . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Garcia, Guerrero ready to get it on

On Saturday night, undefeated Danny “Swift” Garcia goes against Robert “The Ghost’ Guerrero in a battle for the WBC welterweight world title formerly held by Floyd Mayweather. The bout will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and headline PBC’s debut on the FOX network. Here is what the fighters had to say at Thursday’s final press conference:

Danny Garcia: “I want to thank Ruben Guerrero because he’s awakened the devil. I can’t wait for Saturday night to show the world what Danny Garcia is all about. I feel fast, I feel strong and I’ll see everyone Saturday. My dad and I are chilling right now, we’re businessmen. They set it off and they woke us up. That’s the last thing you want to do to us. I’m going to bring the heat. He never faced a guy like me. I’m sending a message.

“I haven’t felt this way in a long time. It’s that feeling you get when you know you’re going to put on a great performance. I feel great. I’m keeping my composure and staying focused. Saturday night will be another night of work for me. I’m the type of fighter where I can be cool, but certain things bring out the anger in me. I don’t feel any pressure. I’m going to go in there and be Danny Garcia. I’m going to make adjustments. I know he wants to get dirty but we have an answer for everything he has.”

Robert Guerrero: “We’re really ready to go. We trained hard and did everything we had to do. There’s nothing left now but to do it. I have to go out there and show my heart. Everything I put into this, I want to get even more out. I’m a hard worker and it will translate into the ring. I’m excited to get to the fight and take care of business. As my dad says, ‘we’re ‘letting the roosters go.’ It’s time to fight.

“All the talking is done. He said he’s going to knock me out…well we’re going to see. I’m ready to represent the Mexican people and bring the fans a great, action-packed fight. A title is on the line and I’m extremely motivated to silence the critics who are doubting me. I’m ready to become a champion once again.”



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Cartagena-Rodriguez collide in first Telemundo telecast of 2016

Telemundo’s first boxing telecast of 2016 will feature a ten round super flyweight clash between Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena (14-2, 5 KOs) and Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (12-3, 4 KOs) on Friday, February 26th from the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. The WBO Latino belt will be on the line.

The February 26 telecast will be the first of twelve Telemundo boxing events slated for 2016.

The other fight dates are:
March 4 – A La Carte Pavillion, Tampa, FL
March 11 – Blackberry, Mexico DF, MX
March 18 – Blackberry, Mexico DF, MX

June 24 – TBA
July 1 – TBA
July 8 – TBA
July 15 – TBA

August 26 – TBA
September 2 – TBA
September 9 – TBA
September 16 – TBA



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Big Fight tonight for ‘Big Baby’

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME


Undefeated heavyweight slugger Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (15-0-1, 13 KOs) is beaming with confidence heading into tonight’s Showtime-televised clash against Donovan Dennis (14-3, 11 KOs). The fight will be for the NABA Heavyweight title at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.

Miller, who weighed in at 274 pounds, admits training didn’t go as well as hoped, but isn’t overly concerned about it. “It definitely wasn’t the easiest camp. Injuries are part of the game and so are ups and downs. Camp wasn’t perfect, that’s for sure, but that’s how it is. Real warriors keep it moving. I’ll go in there and do my job and move onto the next. My real goal is to be the headliner in my next fight. Every fight is motivation to move onto the next level for me.” (more…)



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Charismatic Joseph Parker right at home 

Mike Tyson enters the Octagon on ‘UFC 2’

UFC champ Conor McGregor sends Floyd Mayweather a chilling warning on racism

 



January 22nd, 2016

UFC

Holm, Tate ready for new challenge at UFC 197

Holly Holm has always wanted to take the biggest challenge, whether it was in her boxing career or now in MMA. That’s why she took the fight with former champion Ronda Rousey back at UFC 193 despite having only two UFC fights on her resume . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Olympian Clayton demolishes Salmon

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Former Olympian Custio Clayton (6-0 5KO) made short of Stansilas Salmon (25-4-2 10KO) punishing the former champion of France to the body and dropping him three times to secure a TKO win at :40 seconds of the second round. The welterweight scored a perfect left hand to the body in the waning moments of the opening round to drop Salmon to his and after getting up, went back down in an attempt to recover from the blow. Salmon made it to the bell but not much further as Clayton, a member of the 2012 Canadian Olympic team in London picked up where he left in the second, securing two more knockdowns from the body blows and sending Salmon’s trainer quickly up the steps to stop the fight. (more…)



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Philly

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale

Angel Ocasio 134.4 vs. Reynaldo Blanco 134.2
Jonathan Maicelo 136.6 vs. Samuel Amoako 136.7
Saud Clark 154.3 vs. Julian Valerio 153.4
David Murray 174.8 vs. Heriberto Salaman 169.2
Luis Del Valle 136.7 vs. Alberto Manukyan 135.3
Idemar Cordero 155 vs Luis Ramos 152
Godson Noel 166.2 vs. Victor Kpadenou 168.2

Promoter: Hard Hitting Promotions in association with Swift Promotions
Venue : PA Sheet Metal Workers Hall



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

ShoBox Weights from Tucson

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Rob Brant 159 vs. Decarlo Perez 159
Jarrell Miller 274 vs. Donovan Dennis 218
Bakhtiyar Eyubov 143.5 vs. Jared Robinson 143.5

A scheduled fight between super featherweights Harmonito Dela Torre and Rafael Guzman was cancelled earlier this week.

Venue: Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions
TV: Showtime

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January 22nd, 2016

Announcement

Ring 8 January Meeting Review & Pictures

Jim Kinney (speaking) made a special presentation to Herschel Jacobs' son (far left).  Ring 8 historian Henry Hascup (white shirt) and Ring 8 president Bob Duffy (far right) also took part in the presentation.

Jim Kinney (speaking) made a special presentation to Herschel Jacobs’ son (far left). Ring 8 historian Henry Hascup (white shirt) and Ring 8 president Bob Duffy (far right) also took part in the presentation.

(All photos courtesy of Stanley Janousek)

Ring 8’s first monthly meeting of 2016 was held this past Tuesday evening at O’Neil’s Restaurant in Maspeth, New York.

International boxing judge John McKaie was the guest speaker. McKaie has judged nearly 800 professional fights, including 23 world championships.

Ring 8 historian Henry Hascup eulogized and made a historical tribute to the late Herschel Jacobs, who passed away this past December at the age of 75 (pictured to right). Jacobs (27-20-2, 11 KOs) fought professionally between 1960 and 1978. His most notable win was a 10-round decision in 1971 against three-time world light heavyweight champion and Hall-of-Famer, Harold Johnson, at the famed Sunnyside Garden in Queens. Jacobs also gave Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (4-0) his first pro loss in 1962 by way of a six-round decision. (more…)



January 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Sergey Kovalev Media Day

Photos: Jose Pineiro/Main Events

WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev talked about his January 30 grudge rematch against Jean Pascal at a press workout on Thursday at the PAL Gym in Boca Raton, Florida.

Do you want to make him retire?

“I want this, we’ll see. But usually all my opponents stop their career or move their division, but last fight I didn’t finish my job.”

Why fight Pascal again when the first fight seemed so easy?

“First of all, Pascal has said bad things to my side. I have a reason for fighting him. I think Pascal has reason to say thank you to Luis Pabon, the referee for the fight. He forgot to say thank you very much that he saved his health and life maybe. Because he was already “drunk”, you know like spaghetti legs.” (more…)



January 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Pics: Pacquiao-Bradley NYC Press Conference

BOXING: Manny Pacquiao vs Tim Bradley NY Press Conference

Photos: Ed Mulholland/Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley reprised their kickoff press conference for the New York City press corps on Thursday. They meet for the third time on April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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