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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Local welterweight hero Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting for the first time at home since 2011, made ...

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Former three-division world champion Fernando "KOchulito" Montiel (51-4-2, 39 KOs) needed just 96 seconds to annihilate Jesus "Chito" Rios (30-5-1, ...

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Golovkin demolishes Geale

Golovkin demolishes Geale

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) scored a third round demolition of former world ...

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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Photos: All Star Boxing The Telemundo super flyweight single elimination tournament continued on Friday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City ...

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ShoBox 200 Full Report

ShoBox 200 Full Report

Report / Photos by Boxing Bob Newman There was high drama in the main event of the Shobox 200 card at Turning Stone ...

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

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Golovkin demolishes Geale

Golovkin demolishes Geale

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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo

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ShoBox 200 Full Report

ShoBox 200 Full Report

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Boxing News

Results from Niagara Falls, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Andy Newman

Die hard fight fans braved frigid, single digit temperatures and white-out flurries to attend Pretty Girl Productions five-bout card at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. Due to unforeseen circumstances at yesterday’s weigh-ins, the bouts of headliner Nick Casale and co feature Vincent Arroyo were scratched due to failed medicals of their respective opponents. Never-the-less, the show went on with new headliner and Buffalo native Greg Brady taking on Joel Shojgreen in a scheduled six round cruiserweight tilt.

In an all out war, Buffalo Cruiserweight Greg “Juice” Brady climbed off the deck in the second round to stop Joel Shojgreen in the same round for a huge win. (more…)



February 28th, 2014



Boxing News

Weights from Ontario, Calif

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing

Carlos Carlson, 117.7 vs. Javier Gallo, 118
Isaac Zarate, 118 vs. Christian Torres, 117.6
Justin Davenport, 253 vs. Jonathan Rice, 260
Cesar Villarraga, 133 vs. Osman Rivera, 135
Joet Gonzalez, 124 vs. Cesar Martinez, 125.5
Neeco Macias, 153 vs. Victor Altamirano 151.6

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif
Promoter: Thompson Boxing Promotions
Tickets: $100, $60, $40 are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 714-935-0900 or online at ThompsonBoxing.com photos



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Pernell Whitaker’s Mom — I Can’t Believe He EVICTED Me!!!

By TMZSports.com

The mother of ex-boxing champ Pernell Whitaker tells TMZ Sports … she was “shocked” her son EVICTED her from her home Wednesday — but says she refuses to beg him to stay in the house. Novella Whitaker — who had been living in a Virginia home Pernell said he bought for her more than 30 years ago … until Pernell went to court and had her legally evicted so he could sell the place to pay bills. 73-year-old Novella tells us, “I was shocked when I heard what Pernell was doing. I wish I had been smart and had the house put in my name. Then he couldn’t have done this.”

Novella says she refuses to beg Pernell to let her stay in the house — explaining, “I’m not asking him for anything. I’m gonna be okay.” (more…)



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from San Diego

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Paul Gallegos

Emmanuel Robles 140 vs Yordenis Ugas 140
Kenia Enriquez 112 vs Noemi Bosques 112
Yunier Dorticos 200 vs Hamilton Ventura 194
Ulises Sierra 176 vs Loren Myers 178
Prince Smalls 136 vs Percy Peterson 135

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego
Promoter: Bobby D Presents in association with Caribe Promotions
Tickets: (619) 420-8866 or at the box office

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February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Redwood City, CA

Photo: Stephanie Trapp

Bruno Escalante 114 vs. Manuel Galaviz 115
Johnathan Chicas 142 vs. Rogelio Castaneda 142
Ricardo Pinnel 155 vs. Saul Benitez 157
Tony Johnson 183 vs. Harry Gopaul 185
Jesus Sandoval 127.5 vs. Cesear Valenzuela 127
Mauricio Zavaleta 156 vs. Darren Mallard 151
Andrew Tinae 246.5 vs. Xavier Vigney 246.5

Venue: Fox Theater, Redwood City, Ca
Promoter: Don Chargin Productions and Paco Presents



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Oscar Valdez arrival in San Antonio

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated two-time Olympian Oscar Valdez (8-0, 8 KOs) of Mexico arrives in San Antonio Thursday night for his upcoming 6-round featherweight feature fight against Samuel Sanchez on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Bryan Vera II main event, Saturday, March 1, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Vera II will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

ShoBox Weights from Verona, NY

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

J’Leon Love 168 vs. Vladine Biosse 169
Badou Jack 168 vs. Derek Edwards 168
Christopher Pearson 156 vs. Lanardo Tyner 154
Luis Arias 162.5 vs. Dashon Johnson 166.5
John Franklin vs. Jesus Bayron 146
Ladarius Miller 144 vs. Douglas Rosales 146
Andrew Tabiti 193 vs. Dorian Hatcher 198
John Franklin 119.5 vs. Jesus Bayron 121

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: Showtime

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February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Two Broadway Boxing cards in a three week span

DiBella Entertainment’s popular Broadway Boxing series returns for back-to-back shows in a three-week span with the first card taking place on Friday, March 21, at Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY. On Thursday, April 10, the series heads back to NYC’s famed B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in midtown Manhattan.

The card on March 21 will showcase undefeated Brooklyn-native and popular female attraction, “The First Lady” of DBE, Heather “The Heat” Hardy (8-0, 2KO’s) and middleweight contender Lamar Russ (14-1, 7KO’s) in separate eight-round bouts. Tickets are priced at $125, $85, $65 and $45, and can be purchased by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577. For more information, please visit www.dbe1.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. ET, with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

Fighters for the April 10 event are TBA.



February 27th, 2014

UFC

UFC supports today’s ruling by the Nevada State Athletic Commission

UFC President Dana White issued a statement regarding the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission:

“The Ultimate Fighting Championship fully supports the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the immediate termination of therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). We believe our athletes should compete based on their natural abilities and on an even playing field. We also intend to honor this ruling in international markets where, due to a lack of governing bodies, the UFC oversees regulatory efforts for our live events. We encourage all athletic commissions to adopt this ruling.”

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Chavez-Vera Final Press Conference

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

The Final Press Conference for the eagerly-anticipated boxing doubleheader on Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas, featuring the rematch between former WBC middleweight champion and Son of the Legend Julio César Chávez Jr. and top contender Bryan Vera plus the historic challenge by two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko, in only his second professional fight, against WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido took place Thursday at Market Square in downtown San Antonio.

Bob Arum: I really believe we’re going to see a new and consistently dedicated Julio pursuing this business of boxing and rising once again to the top. And it all starts Saturday night.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: In the first fight there was a lot of controversy, a lot of people saw him win. That’s why we’re doing this again. Second opportunity. He’s a real warrior. He showed it that night. But I’m ready to give you guys a great fight. The winners Saturday night are going to be the fans because we’re going to give them a great show. One of the best fights of the year.

Bryan Vera: I don’t want to talk too much about the first fight…all I’m worried about is going out there and winning the next fight. We had a great training camp. You’re going to see a great fight Saturday.

Orlando Salido: I would like to thank everyone here in San Antonio. It’s my first fight here. I’m looking forward to having all these people behind me. I come ready to fight. I know he’s looking to do something historic, but he’s going to have trouble getting past me. I’m looking forward to the fight and I’m winning it.

Vasyl Lomachenko: I would like to thank Bob Arum for giving me this opportunity to fight for a world title…I would like to wish all the fighters who are going to be fighting on March 1 good health and make sure you guys don’t get hurt in the ring. photos



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Main Events signs Roberto Acevedo

Main Events has inked Puerto Rican super middleweight Roberto Acevedo (8-1-0, 5 KOs). Acevedo is coming off a huge upset win over Russian Ilshat “The Sheriff” Khusnulgatin (11-1-0, 6 KOs) at Resorts International Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on January 24th. Acevedo sees this opportunity with Main Events as an important step to achieving his goals. He said, “My goal is to become a world champion and make my country proud of my accomplishments. I know that Main Events is the right company to take me there, I am really excited and looking forward to this next step in my career.” Main Events’ CEO Kathy Duva said, “We have great faith in Roberto’s ability to continue to overcome every obstacle that is put in front of him-all the way to the world title!”



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Stieglitz-Abraham to be seen in 80 countries worldwide, including the USA

Photos: P. Gercke/SES

Saturday’s rubber match in the trilogy between WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz and former two-division champion Arthur Abraham in Magdeburg, Germany, will be seen live in 80 countries worldwide. ESPN3 will show the clash in the United States. The bout is huge in Germany where in addition to national television on SAT.1, the fight can be seen on the big screen in UCI cinemas Germany-wide. Tickets for the clash at the GETEC Arena were long ago sold out.

Yesterday was a public work-out with Stieglitz and Abraham, Christina Hammer and her opponent Jessica Balogun for the WBO Middleweight title. Around 500 people were in the “Börde Park” here in Magdeburg. More photos…



February 27th, 2014

AWE TV

Team Crawford expect title winning effort this Saturday on AWE

This Saturday afternoon, undefeated Terence Crawford will look to capture his 1st world title when he takes on WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns from Glasgow, Scotland in a bout that can be seen LIVE on AWE at 2pm eastern / 11 am pacific. Boxing fans in the United States can also enjoy this world championship bout live via PlayStation 3 system via the Sony Entertainment Network Live Events viewer.

Crawford of Omaha, Nebraska has a record of 22-0 with 16 knockouts has traveled to the United Kingdom for once purpose and that is to bring back the world championship. “I am ready. Training went excellent,” said Crawford after a workout on Tuesday. (more…)



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Salita promoting in Brooklyn tonight

By Matt Richardson

Junior welterweight contender Dmitriy Salita (35-2-1, 18 KO’s) hasn’t been inside the ring since November but he hasn’t strayed too far from the ropes either as he will be promoting a boxing card tonight at the Millenium/Master Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Headlining the card will be a cruiserweight clash between unbeaten Stivens Bujaj and Elvin Sanchez. The Bujaj-Sanchez card will mark Salita’s fourth promotional effort since August and could wind up being a long-term plan after he hangs up his gloves for good.

“I have been promoting since 2010 and the first several shows I fought on and headlined,” Salita explained. “We also had some top rated fighters fight on the shows such as Lou Collazo, Frank Galarza, Boyd Melson, Rafael Vasquez and many others. This is the fourth show I’ve promoted since August but overall I’ve done more than 10.” (more…)



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Juanma-Vazquez Jr. eyed for August 25

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

The much-discussed clash between former world champions Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and Wilfredo ‘Papito’ Vazquez Jr. is still alive and could be held on August 25, however first “Juanma” has Mexican Daniel Ponce De Leon on March 15. “It’s something that everyone is talking about and I have no problems,” said Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best Boxing Promotions. “He (Lopez) has a commitment now March 15 and then can be available to do it. Win or lose because what people want to watch are fights. Brandon Rios lost few fights and fought (Manny) Pacquiao. If people want to see this fight, we’ll make it. I like the month of August because it’s a month that we hardly have to compete with events in the United States. That’s why I say this date.”



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Ricky Burns-Terrance Crawford Face Off



February 27th, 2014

Full Report

Report/gallery: Johnson vs. Velazquez

johnsonMAINPhotos by Emily Harney

Boxing’s ageless “Road Warrior” added another highlight-reel knockout to his resume Friday night at Twin River Casino. Fighting for the first time in Rhode Island, no surprise given his penchant for spanning the globe throughout his career, former two-time world champion Glen Johnson (54-18-2, 37 KOs) stopped the game Jaime Velazquez (11-6-2) in the fourth round of their scheduled eight-round main event light heavyweight bout at “Home Sweet Home,” presented by Classic Entertainment & Sports. Providence ’s Toka Kahn-Clary also won in impressive fashion by technical knockout in the scheduled six-round co-feature . . . Click here for more

 



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Anselmo Moreno Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Panamanian WBA bantamweight super champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno will defend his crown against Argentinian Javier Chacon on March 22 at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City on an event presented by Promociones y Eventos del Istmo with major support from the Panamanian government. It was known that Moreno had promotional commitments with promoter Sampson Lewcowickz but Moreno’s wife and manager Rouss Laguna indicated that there is no commercial relationship between the parties and that Moreno is a free agent. If Moreno gets past Chacon as expected, the WBA has ordered a mandatory defense against Dominican Juan Carlos Payano (15-0, 8 KOs). There have already been discussions with Golden Boy regarding a possible bout between Moreno and Mexican WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz and the Moreno team intends to meet with the WBA to learn why the #2 rated Payano is Moreno’s mandatory challenger.



February 27th, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Night Macao; Live on Fight Pass

The UFC’s version of March Madness begins this Saturday, March 1, as UFC Fight Pass delivers two exclusive live events this month that you can only see on mixed martial arts’ premium network for live streaming and on-demand content . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC #9 ranked Kenia Enriquez makes US debut this Friday

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

For twenty-year old Kenia Enriquez (9-0, 5KOs) the step in her career is long overdue. Fighting for the first time outside of her hometown of Tijuana on Friday, February 28th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley, she feels that it’s only the most logical next phase for her. Enriquez will be facing the also undefeated Noemi Bosques (4-0-2, 1KO) from St. Petersburg, Florida, in a scheduled six round flyweight bout. The bout will be the semi-main event of California Boxing Hall of Fame promoter’s Bobby D Presents first show of the year. Enriquez is currently ranked as the #9 flyweight in the world by the World Boxing Council.

“I know she is a good fighter. We both were named top prospects by a respected female website so I know she is good,” Enriquez shared about her next opponent. “I’ve seen her videos and I’m confident that I have enough skill and talent to come out with my hand raised on Friday night.”

After an extraordinary amateur career in which she won sixty-four bouts against only eight defeats, it culminated with a bronze medal in the 2011 Mexican nationals. The charismatic Kenia joined the paid ranks in the summer of 2012 with a first round knockout of Guadalupe Valdez. (more…)



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo Media Day

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Renzo Novara

With the “Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya hosting, former WBC/WBA super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30KOs) took the 30 minute drive down on highway 5 from his headquarters in the seaside town of Del Mar, CA, to the House of Boxing training center to work out in front of the media from Los Angeles, San Diego, Tijuana and all points in between.

The always calm and reserved “Canelo” looked in good spirits and in a good mood as he joked around with his team in between shadow boxing, mitt work and hitting the heavy and double-end bags. Alvarez finished off his work out with stretching exercises and a quick impromptu autograph session for a few loyal followers who made their way into the private media event.

“We are working hard for the twelve rounds like I always do and we are ready for anything that he can bring,” Alvarez said to Fightnews as he had his hands wrapped before his work out. “There are hard fights and there are difficult fights and this is going to be a very hard fight, a grueling fight. I know Angulo is training like he never has before.” (more…)



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Is champion Sakio Bika the forgotten world champion? More

Retro piece on former great Charles “Kid” McCoy. More

“It’s time to bring title fights back to the North East,” says two British world champs. More

“Khan did nothing to earn shot at Floyd” says Manny Pacquiao’s conditioning trainer Alex Ariza. More



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Perro Angulo talks about Canelo clash

By Felipe Leon
Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

According to former interim super welterweight world champ Alfredo “Perro” Angulo in a teleconference late last week everything is going according to plan. Angulo (22-3, 18KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico, is training in Oakland, CA, for his twenty-sixth professional fight. Angulo is scheduled to face Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30KOs) on Saturday, March 8th, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout will be broadcast live by Showtime PPV and presented by Golden Boy Promotions.

In preparation for the match Angulo has enjoyed a star-studded cast of sparring partners including former champion Amir Khan and current super middleweight champ Andre Ward. “He’s a very good fighter. He’s got a lot of talent, experience and he’s got a lot of qualities that are superior to ‘Canelo’”, Angulo said with his quiet voice. “So I know that it’s helping me and to be able to be the ring with Andre Ward, it’s a plus for me and it’s a positive. I’m very grateful to him for that work, for the nice comments, because he knows how important this fight is to me.” (more…)



February 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Brooklyn Brawl Weights

Steve Bujac 196 vs. Elvin Sanchez 197
(New York State Cruiserweight title)

Angel Garcia 130 vs. Micha Branch 130
Steve Martinez 157 vs. Rahman Yusubov 156
Dimash Niyazov 137 vs. Jonathan Cuba 136
Marcos Suarez 137 vs. Sam Moura 137

Venue: Millennium Theater, Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: Star of David (Dmitry Salita)



February 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Danny Garcia: It’s amazing to be a Puerto Rican fighter, we have a great history of fighters

Photos: Joe Kaczmarek – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Undefeated Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny Garcia (27-0, 16 KOs), of Philadelphia, and his father/trainer, Angel Garcia, hosted an open media workout on Wednesday at the DSG Boxing Gym in Philadelphia. Garcia is winding down preparations for his long-awaited debut to his native homeland and his world title defense against Maurcio Herrera (20-3, 7 KOs) on March 15 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Below is what Danny and Angel Garcia said Wednesday:

Danny Garcia, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion: “It’s an exciting feeling going to Puerto Rico. To go back where my dad was born, my bloodline, it means a lot to me to reach out to my fans in Puerto Rico. I just want to go out there and win on March 15. The Puerto Rican fans have supported me and it means a lot. I’m a Puerto Rican just like they are. My Spanish is coming along, I understand everything. I’ve been working on becoming more confident when speaking.

“It’s amazing to be a Puerto Rican fighter, we have a great history of fighters. I say this all the time, ‘I’m Puerto Rican, raised in Philadelphia so I got the best of both worlds. I got the Puerto Rican power and the Philly toughness. It comes a long way. (more…)



February 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Niagara Falls, NY

Story and photos by Bob Caico

Greg Brady 197.5 vs Joel Shojgreen 194.5
Milos Pantelic 192 vs Mike Bissett 195
Michell Cook 117.5 vs Ivana Coleman 122.5
Michael Jackson 124.5 vs Carl Davis 133.5
Jake Ventry 120 Jesus vs Gonzales 119.5
Emmanual Colon 141 vs Andre Byrd 141

Venue: Conference and Events Center, Niagara Falls, NY
Promoter: Pretty Girl Promotions

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February 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Diaz media day

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Two-time world champion Juan ‘Baby Bull’ Diaz (L) of Houston,Texas hits the mitts with trainer Derwin Richards(R) during media day Wednesday in San Antonio,Texas as he prepares for his upcoming 10-round feature fight against Gerardo Robles of Mexico.

Diaz vs Robles will be a featured bout on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Bryan Vera rematch battle, Saturday, March 1 , at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Vera II will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.



February 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Lomachenko media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist and 2013 Prospect of the Year, Vasyl Lomachenko hits the heavy bag during media day Wednesday in San Antonio,Texas as he prepares for his upcoming second professional fight where he will take on WBO Featherweight champion Orlando Salido of Mexico.

Salido vs Lomachenko will open the telecast as the featured bout on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Bryan Vera rematch battle, Saturday, March 1 , at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Vera II will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000. photos



February 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Salido media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Featherweight champion Orlando Salido of Mexico poses during media day Wednesday in San Antonio,Texas for his upcoming title defense where he will take on two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist and 2013 Prospect of the Year, Vasyl Lomachenko.

Salido vs Lomachenko will open the telecast as the featured bout on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Bryan Vera rematch battle, Saturday, March 1 , at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Vera II will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000. photos



February 26th, 2014

UFC

UFN Macao Prelim Fantasy Preview

One of the best parts of the UFC’s expansion all over the globe is seeing the talent that is often discovered in the different corners of the world. The UFC’s return to China this Saturday comes after a season spent filming The Ultimate Fighter there as well as time seeking new fighters, some of whom will debut at the upcoming UFC Fight Night card from Macao . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Glazkov ready for Adamek

Photo: Mike Gladysz/Main Events

In a little more than two weeks veteran heavyweight Tomasz “Goral” Adamek will take on 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov for the IBF North American Heavyweight title and the IBF #2 Eliminator at Sands Resort and Casino in Bethlehem, PA. The March 15th fight will be aired on NBCSN Fight Night along with the Chilemba v. Grachev co-feature beginning at 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT. The young challenger, Glazkov, 29, opened his training camp to the media and the general public yesterday for an inside look at his workout regime as he prepares to face the dangerous Adamek. (more…)



February 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Q&A: Robert Stieglitz

by Ingo Rohrbach & Steffen Soltau

Robert Stieglitz (46-3, 26 KOs), reigning and defending WBO super middleweight champion of the world, will defend his title Saturday March 1st against former WBO and IBF champion King Arthur Abraham (38-4, 28 KOs) in Magdeburg, Germany. The German “Fight of the Year” will be shown live in Germany on SAT.1 TV.



February 26th, 2014

Boxing News

WBO names Salido-Lomachenko, Burns-Crawford, Stieglitz-Abraham officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday’s world title defenses of the champions Orlando “Siri” Salido, Ricky Burns and Robert Stieglitz, to be held in United States, Scotland and Germany, respectively.

At the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, WBO featherweight champion Siri Salido (40-12-2, 28 KOs), will make the first defense of the belt he won last October with a knockout victory over Orlando Cruz, when he faces multiple Olympic and World Medalist in amateur boxing, Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (1-0, 1 KOs), who is looking to make history by becoming world champion in only his second professional fight. The referee for this bout is Laurence Cole. The judges for Salido-Lomachenko, a Top Rank presentation to be broadcast on HBO, will be Jack Reiss, Levi Martinez and Oren Schellenberger, all three from United States. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Richard De Cuir.

Meanwhile, at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, the WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2 , 11 KOs), who came off a draw last September against Raymundo Beltran when he was injured, will make his fifth defense when he faces #1 ranked Terence Crawford (22-0, 16 KOs ), from United States, in a presentation of Matchroom Boxing. The referee here will be Luis Pabon, from Puerto Rico. The judges for this bout are Zoltan Enyedi, from of Hungary, Alejandro Lopez Cid, from Mexico and Salven Lagumbay, from Philippines. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Istvan “Koko” Kovacs.

Then in a Steinforth Sport Events presentation to be held at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (46-3, 26 KOs) will defend his title for the third time against former world champion Arthur Abraham (38-4 , 28 KOs), in their third confrontation. The referee for this fight will be Puerto Rican Genaro “Gino” Rodriguez. The judges for the Stieglitz-Abraham fight are Michael Pernick and Clark Sammartino, from United States and Paul Thomas, from United Kingdom. The WBO supervisor for this bout will be the president Paco Valcarcel.



February 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Fans welcome to Chavez-Vera Fight Week events

San Antonio fight fans are invited to attend both the final press conference and the official weigh-in for Saturday night’s big HBO twinbill featuring the rematch between former WBC middleweight champion and “Son of the Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and top contender Bryan Vera, plus the historic challenge by two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko, in only his second professional fight, against WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido at the Alamodome.

The final press conference takes place Thursday at Market Square (Center Court Area) in downtown San Antonio. Doors open at 1:30PM and the press conference begins at 2PM.

The official weigh-in is on Friday at the Alamodome (South Concourse Level). Doors open at noon and fighters step on the scale at 1PM.



February 26th, 2014

Feature Story

Meet Bondorovas: “I am a Warrior!”

Donatas Bonorovas-Web-1ABy Sam Geraci; Photos are Courtesy of Hitz Boxing/Tom Barnes

In the first round of this week’s ESPN “Boxcino 2014″ tournament this Friday, Chicago’s Donatas Bondorovas (18-4-1, 6 KOs) takes on Willie Monroe, Jr. (15-1, 6 KOs) of Ithaca, NY, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN.

Although the bout is scheduled for only six rounds, it is significant because it features two relatively unknown fighters trying to move from amateur standouts to legitimate contenders in one of the hottest divisions in boxing. (more…)



February 26th, 2014




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