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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

By David Robinett Photos: Naoki Fukuda Following Floyd Mayweather's unanimous decision victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena ...

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Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Sumio Yamada The highly anticipated rematch of Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana was shown live here in Japan, ...

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Braekhus unifies WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO titles

Braekhus unifies WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO titles

Photo: Photo Wende In a history making female world title unification fight, WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (26-0, 7 KOs) pounded out a ...

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Mayweather defeats Maidana in one-sided bout

Mayweather defeats Maidana in one-sided bout

By David Robinett Photos: Joel A. Colon/PRBB Floyd Mayweather, (47-0, 26 KOs), retained his WBC and WBA welterweight titles, along with his WBC super ...

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Quigg destroys Jamoye to retain WBA belt

Quigg destroys Jamoye to retain WBA belt

Photos: Scott J. Raven WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (29-0-2, 22 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Stephane Jamoye (26-6, 16 ...

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

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Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

Opinion: Mayweather void of killer

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Braekhus unifies WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO titles

Braekhus unifies WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO titles

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Mayweather defeats Maidana in one-sided bout

Mayweather defeats Maidana in one-sided

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Boxing News

Boxcino Post Fight Press Conference

By Boxing Bob Newman

All four combatants from the finals of the ESPN2 televised Boxcino lightweight and middleweight tournament addressed the media at the post fight presser held at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. Banner Promotions’ Artie Pelullo was also on hand to tout his fighters and their respective futures, as well as the success of the tournament.



May 24th, 2014



Boxing News

Results from Los Angeles

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Boxing returned to the Quiet Cannon Country Club Friday night in Montebello, California for Ed Holmes All Star Boxing’s “Battle of the Rising Stars” series featuring Southern California’s up and coming talent. Super middleweight Mike Guy (7-1-1, 3 KOs) of Sacramento won a six round majority decision over Jose Hernandez (6-2-1, 3 KOs) of Lancaster, California. (more…)



May 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Boxcino Finals

Report/photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Three months after it began, the Boxcino tournament reached its climax on Friday night in Verona, New York at the Turning Stone Casino. The finals of the lightweight and middleweight categories were won in contrasting styles as Petr Petrov rocked Fernando Carcamo from pillar to post to snag the lightweight belt, while Willie Monroe, Jr. outslicked Brandon Adams to clinch the middleweight bauble. (more…)



May 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Stevenson a huge favorite tonight in Montreal

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs), of Montreal, will make his network debut when he defends his title for a third time when he meets Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (25-2-0, 15 KOs), of Chicago by way of Warsaw, Poland. Stevenson has won his last 10 fights by knockout. Fonfara has won 15 in a row, 12 inside the distance, and has never been defeated as a light heavyweight.

Stevenson enters the bout as a prohibitive favorite at -1700, while Fonfara backers can get +1100. Stevenson is also -900 to win by KO. The over/under is 7.5 rounds with under at -255 and over +215.

In an interesting co-featured fight, power-punching Montreal middleweight David Lemieux (31-2, 29 KOs) meets battle-tested Fernando Guerrero (26-2, 19 KOs) of Salisbury, Md., in a 12-rounder for the vacant NABF 160-pound crown.

Lemieux, who has been in somewhat soft in his last six fights, is at -500 against former world title challenger Guerrero, who could be a live dog at +400.



May 24th, 2014

UFC

The Downes Side: UFC 173 Predictions

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another Memorial Day edition of the Downes Side! Over here in the United States of America, Memorial Day is seen as the unofficial beginning of summer. The official beginning is determined by the moon or a groundhog or something like that. Much like magnets, there’s no possible way to determine how they work . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw is live on PPV TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



May 24th, 2014

Boxing News

World-rated Bennett and de Mori victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #12 140-pounder Chad “Hollywood” Bennett (33-4-3, 23 KOs) stopped Tony Fernandez (35-1, 23 KOs) in round six of scheduled twelve round bout at Wests New Lambton, New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia on Friday. Fernandez is 38 years old and resides in Lima, Peru. Bennett is 41 years of age and resides in Newcastle, Australia. Bennett suffered his last defeat in 2009 against Steve Wills and now has a nine-bout winning streak, including a victory in the USA over Gary Bergeron. He is scheduled to box again in Newcastle on July 11.

On the undercard, WBA #11 heavyweight Mark de Mori (26-1-2, 23 KOs) stopped Adnan Buharalija (29-20-2, 21 KOs) in round four of a scheduled twelve. Buharalija, who resides in Bosnia, was previously stopped by de Mori in six rounds in 2013.



May 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Petrov, Monroe win Boxcino tournament

Report and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

The finals of the 2014 “Boxcino” tournament took place Friday night at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.

In the lightweight final, Petr Petrov (35-4-2, 16 KOs) dominated Fernando Carcamo (17-6, 13 KOs) and got an eighth round TKO. Petrov, who challenged Marcos Maidana for the WBA super lightweight title in 2011, was in command from the opening bell, consistently outworking Carcamo who seemed sluggish. The one-sided fight was finally waved off by the referee in round eight. Time was :40.

In the middleweight final, local favorite Willie Monroe Jr. (18-1, 6 KOs) outpointed previously unbeaten Brandon Adams (14-1, 9 KOs) over ten rounds. Southpaw Monroe, the nephew of former contender Willie “The Worm” Monroe, mostly outboxed Adams from the outside, compiling a clear cut 99-91 win on all cards.



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

McKenzie stays unbeaten

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian 130 pound champion Kye McKenzie (10-0, 8 KOs) stopped Waylon Law (8-6) in round six of a scheduled ten round national title bout to retain the championship at Eatons Hill Hotel in Eatons Hill, Queensland, Australia on Wednesday. Referee Derek Millham called it off at 1.28. McKenzie is scheduled to clash with unbeaten Kane Cassells on July 17. (more…)



May 23rd, 2014

UFC

UFC 173 at the scales

UFC 173, which is headlined by the UFC bantamweight championship bout between Renan Barao and TJ Dillashaw, and the light heavyweight bout between Daniel Cormier and Dan Henderson, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also watch the opening three prelim bouts exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
TJ Dillashaw (135) VS Renan Barao (135)

PPV MAIN CARD
Dan Henderson (199) VS Daniel Cormier (205)
Jake Ellenberger (171) VS Robbie Lawler (171)
Francisco Rivera (135) VS Takeya Mizugaki (135)
James Krause (156) VS Jamie Varner (155)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Francisco Trinaldo (155) VS Michael Chiesa (156)
Katsunori Kikuno (155) VS Tony Ferguson (155)
Chico Camus (135) VS Chris Holdsworth (135)
Mitch Clarke (155) VS Al Iaquinta (155)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Vinc Pichel (155) VS Anthony Njokuani (155)
Aaron Phillips (145) VS Sam Sicilia (146)
Li Jingliang (170) VS David Michaud (171)

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Coming up next: UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw is live on PPV on Saturday, May 24 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Verona, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Opening up the night were super lightweights Jeremy Graves (Niagara Falls, NY) and Sam Teah (Philly, PA). Teah handled everything the aggressive Graves tried and employed his skill and will over four rounds to post a unanimous 40-36 win. Teah moves to 4-0, 1 KO while Graves drops to 0-3.

In a big upset, crafty but unsung Marcus Hall (Rochester, NY) squeaked out a huge win over previously undefeated Cesar Vila (Brooklyn, NY) over four rounds. The slippery southpaw Hall Moved, used awkward counters and avoided just enough punishment to befuddled the ever-forward-moving Vila. Wynn Kintz saw it even at 38-38, while Don Trella tabbed it 40-36 and Don Ackerman had it 39-37 for the majority decision winner Hall, now 8-6-1, 2 KOs. Vila drops his first at 6-1, 2 KOs.

In a reverse “somebody’s ’0′ has got to go” bout, winless heavyweight Eric George (Niagara Falls, NY) and Raymond Santiago (Albany, NY) looked to erase the “0” from their respective win columns. IT was a fan friendly bout, with both combatants slugging away from bell to bell. Santiago’s nose bled from round one onward as his defense was non-existent, but his heart was nearly as big as his 232 lb. body was. The smaller (202 lb.) George has a bit more speed and endurance, which led to his 40-36 across the board win. George enters the win column at 1-6, while Santiago loses his first at 0-2-1.

Being chosen in your pro debut as the opponent for a young Brazilian K.O. artist who is trained by one of Brazil’s greatest K.O. artists- Acelino “Popo” Freitas, is probably as scary as it gets. But Buffalo, New York’s Michael Jackson hope he’d have the moves of his namesake to pull off a “Thriller” of an upset. It was not to be as Brazil’s Vitor Jones de Oliveira stalked, bloodied, and knocked down Jackson over the four round distance. Though unable to finish his back fleeing foe, de Oliveira did what he had to in notching a comprehensive 40-35 shutout to move to 3-0, 2 KOs. Jackson starts out at 0-1.



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Tijuana

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

Jackie Nava 122 vs. Alys Sánchez 122
(WBA female super bantamweight title)

David Sánchez 115 vs. Breilor Terán 115
(Vacant WBA super flyweight title)

Edgar Sosa 115 vs. Omar Salado 115
Abner López 141 vs. Rodolfo Quintanilla 141
Edivaldo Ortega 122 vs. Enrique Bernache 122
Jun Doliguez 126 vs. Francisco Piña 126
Julio Barraza 130 vs. Jesús Navarro 130

Venue: Auditorio Municipal
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca

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May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Video: Stevenson-Fonfara weigh-in

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Neither the defending champion, nor the challenger, had any problem making weight for their WBC light heavyweight championship fight om Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs) was 173.6 pounds and Andrzej “Polish Prince” Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs) was 174.4 pounds before their Showtime televised clash.



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Gonzalez, Atwell make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Jhonny Gonzalez 125.75 vs. Clive Atwell 125.75
(WBC featherweight title)

Jairo Lopez 135.5 vs. Nery Saguilan 135.5
Marcos Villasana 138.9 vs. Diego Cruz 140

Venue: Convention Center, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo

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May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Iron Mike wins Moreno vs Payano purse bid

Iron Mike Productions’ bid of $120,000 won today’s WBA purse bid in Panama for rights to promote the WBA bantamweight title defense of Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno against mandatory challenger Juan Carlos Payano. Possible dates for the bout are July 25 in Phoenix, Arizona, August 9 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic or August 16 in Montreal. The split will be 75/25 for the champion Moreno, who will earn $90,000. Payano will be paid $30,000.



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Guillermo Jones’ B sample confirms doping

The B Sample of WBA cruiserweight champion in recess Guillermo Jones has confirmed his positive test for doping. As a result, the WBA has suspended Jones for two years. The WBA’s Gilberto Jesus Mendoza confirmed that the B sample, which was opened Tuesday, contained “a high presence of the substance Furosemide.” Jones turned 42 years of age on May 5, so this suspension could effectively end his career.

JONESSAMPLE



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Stevenson, Fonfara make weight

Photo: Dave Spencer

Photo: Dave Spencer


By Dave Spencer

Adonis Stevenson 173.5 vs. Andrzej Fonfara 174.5
(WBC light heavyweight world title)

David Lemieux 159 vs. Fernando Guerrero 159.5
Jermell Charlo 153.7 vs. Charlie Ota 153
Eleider Alvarez 175 vs. Alexander Johnson 171.6
Julian Willians 154.8 vs. Michael Medina 154
Kevin Bizier 150 vs. Carlos Herrera 151.8
Carlos Olivera 142.2 vs. Junior Ulysse 143.6
Jaudiel Zepeda 179.2 vs. Erik Bazinian 174.3

Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Promoter: GYM
TV: Showtime



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Pro boxing returns to U.S. Cellular Field on 8/23

World class professional boxing will once again return to U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, August 23rd, it was announced today by the Illinois Sports Facility Authority, Round 3 Productions and Hitz Boxing. Last years’ event on August 16th was a tremendous success and sports fans in Chicago have eagerly awaited news on the return of “Boxing at the Ballpark.” Details on featured bouts and ticketing will be made available in the coming weeks. (more…)



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Atwell press conference

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Mexican WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez and Guyanese Clive Atwell held a press conference for their title bout Saturday at the Convention Center in Acapulco, Mexico

Clive Atwell: I’m a boxer and classy high quality so I ‘m going back to Guyana with the world championship. I have the strength and power to win by knockout.

Johnny Gonzalez: I want to get into the ring and feel active. I feel motivated and very happy. I have no inactivity to hurt me, was training in a good way and I’m ready to defend the world championship.

Also there’s a fight between young prospects Jairo “Doberman” Lopez and Nery “Pantera” Saguilan. A good fight is expected. photos



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Lemieux and Guerrero promise fireworks

Photo: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

Photo: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME


Hometown favorite David Lemieux and Fernando Guerrero agree on one thing: their showdown on the undercard of the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara Showtime tripleheader at Bell Centre this Saturday will likely end in a knockout. The power-punching Lemieux (31-2, 29 KOs), of Montreal, and Guerrero (26-2, 19 KOs) of Salisbury, Md., will square off in a 10-round middleweight clash.

“The knockout is going to be there,” Lemieux said. “It’s only a matter of how it’s going to be there that is going to make a difference.”

Guerrero isn’t fazed by Lemieux’s power or the prospect of fighting in his hometown. “We’ve faced punchers before and I’ve demolished them,” Guerrero said. “With a guy like David and I facing off, it doesn’t seem like the fight will go the distance.”



May 23rd, 2014

UFC

TJ Dillashaw: For Coach and Colleagues

TJ Dillashaw always expected to be in this position, standing in the Octagon with a UFC title awaiting the victor. From the time he broke into the sport at the start of 2010, the 28-year-old Cal State-Fullerton product has been focused on climbing the ladder and having championship gold wrapped around his waist. Fiercely competitive and unflinchingly confident in his skills, there hasn’t been a moment in his career where Dillashaw didn’t believe he could reach this point. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw is live on PPV on Saturday, May 24 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Q&A: WBC 168lb world champion Sakio Bika

Photo: Team Bika

Photo: Team Bika


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC super middleweight champion Sakio “Scorpion” Bika talks to Fightnews and says he is interested in fights with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Arthur Abraham and Carl Froch. He predicts Froch will defeat George Groves in their May 31 showdown and also predicts Daniel Geale will upset Gennady Golovkin if they fight on July 26.

Bika also predicts his chief sparring partner WBA #8 Ben McCulloch can win the world title and mentions how he recently returned to country of his birth, the Cameroon, where he was followed by 10,000 fans. (more…)



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Jo Jo Dan successful in tune-up

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Welterweight contender Jo Jo Dan did exactly what you want in a tune-up fight, win, stay healthy, get some rounds and win impressively. The #2 (IBF) ranked contender did all that has positioned himself for a final elimination fight later this summer for the mandatory spot within the organization. The Romanian born Dan (33-2 18KO) worked the body of Polish opponent Lukasz Janik (11-6-1 5KO) and finally ended things with a crunching right hand that paid almost immediate dividends in the 5th round, the official time of :43 seconds. (more…)



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Elam-Ramirez June 6th in Argentina

Cruiserweight Deon Elam (13-1, 7 KOs), a participant on The Contender 4 boxing reality series, will take on former world champion Victor Ramirez (19-2- 15 KOs) on June 6th with the IBF Latino cruiserweight title on the line. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the location being the Villa La Ñata Sporting Club, in Benavídez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Elam’s management believes he is capable of pulling off the upset. “It’s no secret Ramirez is the favorite and fighting at home. However, Elam has trained hard with trainer Buddy McGirt and is coming to win,” said Journeyman Management CEO Andy Zak.



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Ex-Olympic Gold Medalist Murata Finishes Nerio

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Ex-Olympic gold medalist in London, unbeaten Japanese middleweight Ryota Murata (4-0, 4 KOs), 161.5, impressively decked his fourth professional bout by demolishing Mexican Jesus Nerio (12-4, 6 KOs), 160, at 2:35 of the sixth round on Thursday in Kyoto, Japan.

Murata, 28, made an anticipated hero’s return to the place where he started to learn how to box at South Kyoto high school thirteen years ago, gathering many friends and supporters out of his alma mater. Murata, whose amateur mark was 118-19 with 88 stoppages, became the second Japanese that acquired the gold medal since bantamweight southpaw Takao Sakurai in 1968. The middleweight winner, however, is greatly expected to reach the top of the paid ranks through his promotional contract under Top Rank Inc. via Teiken Promotions. The cultivation of Murata up to the professional goal will be a gigantic-to-be project in association with Dentsu and Fuji TV with him emerging as a more famous and brighter athlete than now. (more…)



May 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

#2 Dan wins in Montreal

By Dave Spencer at ringside

IBF #2 welterweight Jo Jo Dan (33-2 18KO) scored a 5th round TKO victory over Lukasz Janik (11-6-1 5KO) in boxing action in Montreal Thursday night. A right hand to body hurt a badly fading Janik and referee Steve St. Germain stepped in shortly afterwards to call a halt to the contest.

In the main event, super-middleweight Schiller Hyppolite obliterated Rafael Sosa Pintos with a hook to the body that put the Uruguayan down and horizontal for the count of ten. Time of the stoppage was 2:57 of the opening round.

Other winners on the night include at Mick Gadbois, Steven Butler, Ayaz Hussain, Francy Ntetu and Mitch Louis-Charles.

More to come…



May 22nd, 2014




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