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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Having fought both, former champ Austin Trout leans toward “Canelo” Alvarez over Erislandy Lara, this weekend in Las Vegas. More

Australian champ Sakio Bika was inspired by arch-rival Carl Froch. More

More on Amir Khan and the dropped assault charges.

Oldest active police officer Leo Thalassites inducted into Florida’s boxing hall of fame. More



July 8th, 2014



Boxing News

Interview: Ricky Hatton

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Future Hall of Famer Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton talks to Fightnews about London Olympian Cameron Hammond and also IBF #14 middleweight Adam Etches, whose careers are guided by Hatton Promotions. Ricky says his greatest victory in the ring was defeating Kostya Tszyu. He also thinks a Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao bout could be a 50-50 fight now that Floyd has had close fight with Marcus Maidana and Pacman had impressive wins over Brandon Rios and Tim Bradley.



July 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo vs. Lara Grand Arrival Info

Boxing fans are invited to attend the Grand Arrivals for featured fighters on Saturday’s Canelo-Lara PPV telecast from Las Vegas. The festivities begin Tuesday morning at 11AM at the MGM Grand Hotel Lobby. The schedule is as follows:

11:00 a.m. – Mauricio Herrera & Johan Perez
11:15 a.m. – Juan Manuel Lopez & Francisco Vargas
11:30 a.m. – Abner Mares & Jonathan Oquendo
11:45 a.m. – Erislandy Lara
12:00 p.m. – Canelo Alvarez

While you’re at it, at 6PM you can drop by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the official weigh-in for Wednesday night’s Alfonso Gomez VS. Ed Paredes fight on Fox Sports 1 & Fox Deportes. The weigh-in will be held at The Joint Casino Entrance (between Vinyl & Peacock Lounge).



July 7th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF #14 Hogan defeats Moxon

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

IBF #14 light middleweight Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (19-0-1, 7 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over former amateur star, Steve Moxon (5-1, 4 KOs) at the Grand Star Receptions, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Sunday. Scores Tony Marretta 116-113, Anthony Hibbs 111-118, Wayne Ashdown 115-113. Hogan previously held the national middleweight crown but vacated the title recently to campaign in the light middleweight division

In main supporting bout, super bantamweight Shannon O’Connell (10-3, 5 KOs) clearly outscored Bronwyn Wylie (3-3) over ten rounds Scores 100-90, 100-91, 99-91. O’Connell outworked Wylie in most of the rounds to capture the vacant WIBA Women’s International title (more…)



July 7th, 2014

Boxing News

London Olympian Hammond stays unbeaten

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

London Olympian Cameron Hammond (10-0, 4 KOs) clearly outscored Alfredo Rodolfo Blanco (11-2, 5 KOs) over ten rounds at the
Moree Town Hall, Moree, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Scores 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92. Blanco’s style was unorthodox but Cameron gained control in round two and outworked his Argentine opponent in most of the rounds to capture the vacant WBA Oceania welterweight title. “Cameron boxed well against a difficult opponent and this was a good learning fight at this stage of his career,” said Ricky Hatton who guides Hammond’s career under Hatton Promotions. (more…)



July 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Chagaev: This is one of the greatest moments of my life

When he realized that he had really done it again, former heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev went down to his knees on Sunday night at Ahmat Arena in Grozny, Russia. It was legendary Michael Buffer who announced Chagaev’s close but well deserved majority decision win (115:113, 115:113, 114:114) over Fres Oquendo which earned the 35-year-old Uzbek the WBA heavyweight championship for the second time in his career. None other than Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov was the first to congratulate Chagaev in the ring. While the fight lasted Kadyrov even took charge as chief second coaching “his” champion in the corner. It was the leader of the Chechen Republic who brought this world title fight to Grozny along with promoter Timur Dugazaev (Terek Box Event). Accordingly Chagaev thanked the President for all his help and support.

“Words cannot express my gratitude to Ramzan Kadyrov for giving me this opportunity. I also want to thank all people of Grozny, Chechnya, Russia, Uzbekisten, Germany and the whole world. This is one of the greatest moments of my life”, said Chagaev immediately after the fight in the ring. (more…)



July 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Cleverly: One more fight then I beat Bellew again

Former world champion Nathan Cleverly says that beating Alejandro Valori on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool will lead to a massive British grudge rematch with Tony Bellew – and he’ll beat his bitter Liverpool foe again. The Welshman defended his WBO Light Heavyweight crown at the Echo Arena against Bellew back in October 2011 and made three more successful defenses of the title before losing the belt to Sergey Kovalev in Cardiff in August. Cleverly took some time out of the game before deciding like Bellew to move up to cruiserweight and the 27 year old wants the big rematch against Bellew then a shot at a world title.

“I believe at the end of this year, or probably at the start of 2015, I will be in line for a shot at the world title,” said Cleverly. “I want to get this job done on Alejandro Valori and then first and foremost it is important I win that fight in good fashion. Then we will look for that big domestic grudge match between myself and Bellew and when I bash him up we will be looking for the world title fight then. (more…)



July 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Press Statement on Amir Khan’s arrest

Amir Khan was arrested during the early hours of Friday 4th July on suspicion of common assault against two youths. Shortly thereafter he was released on police bail pending further enquiries. This was a minor incident involving a misunderstanding between Amir Khan and two other youths. On Monday 7th July Amir was notified by the police that the allegations against him had been withdrawn and the matter would not be pursued any further.



July 7th, 2014

UFC

TUF 19 Bonus Recap

Anderson and Gordon are TUF 19 Winners

Six fighters joined the UFC president Dana White at the Ultimate Fighter Finale post-fight press conference: Headliners Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn, Ultimate Fighter winners Corey Anderson and Eddie Gordon, Dustin Ortiz, and Leandro Issa . . . More
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE VS. MILLER is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, Jul 16 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 7th, 2014

Boxing News

WBA female 115lb champ Fujioka to collide with Kawanishi today

By Joe Koizumi

Having jumped up three classes to win the WBA super-fly belt, unbeaten Naoko Fujioka (11-0, 6 KOs) of Japan will risk her newly acquired belt against a talented and tall compatriot, OPBF titlist Tomoko Kawanishi (9-1, 4 KOs) on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Fujioka, a 38-year-old Wilfredo Gomez stylist, kept her WBC 105-pound throne twice after dethroning Mexican Anabel Ortiz by an eighth-round stoppage in 2011. She had a difficulty being matched with any suitable challenger, and finally decided to shift her target to compatriot WBA 115-pound ruler Naoko Yamaguchi, whom she impressively dropped early to win a unanimous nod and capture the belt last November. (more…)



July 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Kameda to defend WBO belt on Showtime

As part of the programming in advance of Saturday’s Canelo vs. Lara PPV presentation at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Showtime will televise undefeated WBO bantamweight world champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda defending his title against #1-ranked contender Pungluang Sor Singyu during “Canelo vs. Lara: COUNTDOWN LIVE” (7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT) immediately preceding the live PPV telecast.

Kameda, who turns 23 on the night of the fight, and his two brothers, Koki, 27, and Daiki, 25, recently made boxing history when all three held world titles at the same time. Tomoki is the only current champion in the family.



July 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: Matchmaker Philippe Fondu

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Philippe Fondu, who is international matchmaker for Hatton Promotions, talks to Ray Wheatley of Fightnews about WBC #8,IBF #9,WBA #13 heavyweight Lucas Browne and also London Olympians Cameron Hammond and Damien Hooper. Philippe also discusses WBC #1 light middleweight Sergey Rabchenko and WBC #2 bantamweight Zhanat Zhakiyanov.



July 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Farenas-Davis: Full Report/Photo Gallery

Photos by Emily Harney

Rapper/promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson returned to the Nutmeg State to celebrate his birthday as his company, SMS Promotions, presented a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights on Wednesday, July 2nd, at the Grand Theater in Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. More



July 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Bika-Dirrell 2 is on for August 16

WBC super middleweight champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (32-5-3, 21 KOs) will defend his WBC title for the second time against undefeated Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KOs) on August 16 at the StubHub Centre, Carson, California. The card will also feature IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter defending against Kell Brook.

Sakio drew with Dirrell in their first world title bout last year, and the Australian has revealed it was fellow world champion Carl Froch’s defeat of George Groves that inspired him to pursue a rematch with Dirrell.

“I was at Wembley in May to watch Carl Froch knock out George Groves,” said Bika. “I was impressed by the way Froch handled his unfinished business with George Groves and now I want to do the same with Dirrell. (more…)



July 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Juanma, J. Oquendo heading to Las Vegas

Puerto Ricans Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo will travel tomorrow to Las Vegas for their fights against Mexicans Francisco Vargas and Abner Mares, respectively on Saturday.

The former WBO super bantamweight and featherweight champion Lopez (34-3, 31 KOs), who is going to defend his WBO International junior lightweight title versus Vargas (19-0-1, 13 KOs), will fly tomorrow from the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport on Delta Airlines flight #1386 at 11:44 a.m., along with his trainer Freddy Trinidad and his manager Orlando Piñero. Oquendo (24-3, 16 KOs), who will fight against former world bantamweight, super bantamweight and featherweight champion Mares (26-1-1, 14 KOs) in a 10 round bout, will travel on American Airlines flight #1341 from Puerto Rico at 12:05 p.m. with his trainer Dennis Pantoja and his team.

The main event will feature former 154lb world champion Canelo Avarez against the WBA junior middleweight titlist Erislandy Lara on PPV at the MGM Grand.



July 7th, 2014

UFC

TUF 19 Main: Edgar Ends Trilogy with Penn, BJ Retires

Anderson and Gordon are TUF 19 Winners

It wasn’t easy to watch, but BJ Penn’s courageous attempt to return to the Octagon as a featherweight and beat longtime rival Frankie Edgar came up empty Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, with Edgar stopping the former welterweight and lightweight champion in the third round . . . Click here for more

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CO-MAIN: Corey Anderson came into his Ultimate Fighter season 19 light heavyweight final match against Matt Van Buren with the nickname “Beastin 25/8.” When Sunday’s bout was over, there was no disputing that moniker, as Anderson tore through his opponent en route to a first-round TKO victory at the Mandalay Bay Events Center . . . More
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE VS. MILLER is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, Jul 16 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 6th, 2014

UFC

TUF 19 Prelims: Issa Pulls Off Miracle Finish

Singapore-based Brazilian Leandro Issa pulled out all the stops in search of victory against China’s Jumabieke Tuerxun in their TUF 19 Finale prelim bout and it worked, as he scored a last-round submission win in their back-and-forth bantamweight battle at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday . . . More
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE VS. MILLER is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, Jul 16 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Chagaev wins WBA heavyweight title with majority decision over Oquendo

By Karl Freitag

In a bout for the vacant WBA “regular” heavyweight championship, former world champ and WBA #3 rated Ruslan Chagaev (33-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a twelve round majority decision over #4 rated Fres Oquendo (37-8, 24 KOs) on Sunday night in front of 30,000+ at the Akhmat Arena in Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia.

35-year-old southpaw Chagaev pressed the action in round one but nothing meaningful landed by either fighter. Chagaev began to connect with a few shots in round two. Oquendo was more active with his jab in round three while Chagaev landed a good straight left. The 41-year-old “Big O” opened round four well, then little action after that. Chagaev upped the pressure in round five. Oquendo also landed a few shots. Mostly Chagaev’s round in round six, but Oquendo did back up Chagaev with some punches toward the end of the round. Chagaev was bleeding from a cut over the left eye in round seven and the sight of blood seemingly inspired Oquendo to work a little harder. After a slow-paced round eight, Chagaev outworked Oquendo in round nine. Round ten was another slow, tactical round with both fighters landing occasional shots. Oquendo outboxed the visibly fatigued Chagaev in round eleven. Fres clearly had more left in round twelve, but an all out assault just isn’t in Oquendo’s nature and he didn’t get the big finish he needed. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113.

With the win, Chagaev is now recognized by the WBA as world heavyweight champion along with Wladimir Klitschko, who holds a 2009 win over Chagaev.

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Former WBC cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez (55-3, 40 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over previously unbeaten Goran Delic (24-1, 4 KOs). It was simply target practice for Gomez, who got win when the ring doctor suddenly pulled the plug midway through round five. Time was 1:32. Gomez claimed the vacant WBA International belt.



July 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Shibata keeps OPBF/Japanese 160lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Slick-punching and fast-moving Japanese Akio Shibata (23-8-1, 9 KOs), 160, kept his OPBF (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation) and Japanese middleweight belt as he managed to earn a unanimous hard-fought decision (115-113, 116-112, 118-110) over Hikaru Nishida (10-7-1, 3 KOs), 160, over twelve sizzling rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Having entirely lost his reputation with a second-round annihilation by ex-Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata in his very pro debut, the OPBF ruler Shibata rebounded a little by acquiring a national belt by whipping Daisuke Nakagawa this March. The elongated footworker, six years his senior at 32, had a tough time coping with the slower but rugged challenger, but steadily piled up points with his favorite hit-rand-run tactics. Nishida monotonously went forward and tried to dig solid body shots to stop the champ’s elusive mobility, which, however, didn’t cease until the end. (more…)



July 6th, 2014

UFC

UFC 175 Performances Bonus Recap

Chris Weidman retained his UFC Middleweight championship in a five-round war against challenger Lyoto Machida. For their effort, Machida and Weidman earned $50,000 each for the fight of the night . . . More
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Coming up next: TUF 19 FINALE: EDGAR VS. PENN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 TONIGHT at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Chagaev a big favorite to regain WBA crown

Former heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev is a -1000 favorite to defeat veteran Fres Oquendo when they meet tonight for the WBA “regular” heavyweight belt in Grozny, Chechnya. Oquendo backers can get +550.

A lot of questions surrounding Oquendo, who arrived in Chechnya just a day before the fight after a long transatlantic flight. He missed a scheduled public workout and the final press conference, prompting the event’s organizers to reach out to possible replacement fighters.

Chagaev, on the other hand, has been in Chechnya for weeks and will enjoy almost unanimous crowd support from 30,000+ spectators. Attendance to the fight card is free.



July 6th, 2014

UFC

Kevin Lee: The Good Son

Kevin Lee kept his promise. Growing up in one of the roughest areas in Detroit, it would be almost too easy to say there was no joy on Joy Road. But Lee wasn’t about to get swept up by the streets that had taken so many lives on that block . . . More
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Coming up next: TUF 19 FINALE: EDGAR VS. PENN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 TONIGHT at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Estrella beats Jardon, but KO streak ends

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hot Mexican super featherweight prospect Adrian “Diamante” Estrella (18-0, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision against former WBC world title challenger Dante “Crazy” Jardon (24-5, 20 KOs) in front of 5,000 fans in the Domo Care, Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico at an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa

“I’m very happy and this win is the result of work done in the training,” said Estrella, who was extended the distance for the first time in his career. “I expect to return to training in a couple of days, it ensures great things to come for my career.”

In the co-feature, former female world champion Arely Muciño unanimously defeated Suri “Tsunami” Tapia for the second time by scores 100-90, 100-90 and 98-92 in a ten-rounder. photos



July 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Berchelt brutally KOs Reyes

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Super featherweight contender Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt (24-1, 20 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round KO over Carlos Manuel “Bazooka” Reyes (24-3, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Unidad Deportiva Víctor Cervera Pacheco de la Colonia Inalámbrica in Merida, Mexico. A left hook to the jaw laid out Reyes at the 2:54 mark.

In the co-feature, jr welterweight Aarón “La Joya” Herrera (29-3, 19 KOs) outpointed David Mosquera (16-4-1, 9 KOs) over ten. photos



July 6th, 2014

UFC

UFC 175 Main: Weidman Proves Mettle Once More, Beats Machida

Co-main: Ronda wins in 16 seconds

If anyone ever says that a championship belt doesn’t mean anything, they obviously never saw Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida fight for it Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. But after five heated rounds, a winner had to be declared, and it was the unbeaten middleweight champion from Long Island, who won a hard-fought unanimous decision over Machida in an instant classic . . . click here for more

CO-MAIN: Hyperbole just doesn’t work with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey anymore. In the fourth defense of her crown against Alexis Davis Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Rousey was flawless, knocking Davis out in just 16 seconds . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: TUF 19 FINALE: EDGAR VS. PENN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, July 6, at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 6th, 2014




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