WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned statements made by WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia's father and trainer Angel Garcia during the Garcia-Thurman ...

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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

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Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime The highly anticipated welterweight unification showdown between unbeaten WBA world champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) ...

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Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a battle for supremacy of the super middleweight division, WBC champion Badou ...

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Announcement

Judah Brothers Boxing Club fighting to stay open

The Judah Brothers Boxing Club, a safe haven for people of all ages living in New York City’s roughest areas, is desperately trying fighting off a serious economic onslaught.

The Judah Brothers Boxing Club is under the banner of the Thornhill Community Supportive Services Incorporated, a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization based in Brooklyn. Currently, Judah is in the process of making his gym an independent non-profit so he can continue aiding struggling New Yorkers on a daily basis. (more…)

The Judah Brothers Boxing Club, a safe haven for people of all ages living in New York City’s roughest areas, …


UFC

Faber warns Barao!

Urijah Faber has warned UFC® 149 opponent Renan ‘the Baron’ Barão that he will tear up the stats sheet when the pair collide for the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on July 21. (more…)

Urijah Faber has warned UFC® 149 opponent Renan ‘the Baron’ Barão that he will tear up the stats sheet when …



Boxing News

Boxing back in Studio City on August 11

On August 11, Goossen Tutor Promotions returns to the San Fernando Valley’s legendary Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, CA, with a main event featuring 2008 U.S. Olympian Shawn Estrada (14-0, 12 KOs) squaring off with undefeated Felix Piedra (8-0-1, 5 KOs) in a scheduled 8-round light heavyweight contest. In other action, Leon Spinks, III (2-0, 1 KO) – grandson and great nephew of former Olympic champions and world heavyweight kings Leon and Michael Spinks, debuting Armenian heavyweight Sergo Pogosyan and jr featherweight KO artist Jessie Villanueva (3-0, 3 KOs) will face opponents to be named.

“We’re expecting another exciting night of boxing at ‘The Lodge’ on August 11,” promoter Dan Goossen said. “Shawn Estrada is a big puncher and once the bell rings he’s looking to land one bomb after another. Mention the name Leon Spinks, III, and it makes you want to see if he inherited the Spinks champion bloodlines. Heavyweights also have a way of getting fans excited, and it’s the same for me, with the debut of Pogosyan, along with Jessie Villanueva taking another step in his development.”

On August 11, Goossen Tutor Promotions returns to the San Fernando Valley’s legendary Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, CA, with …


Boxing News

Canelo vs. Josesito is official

Golden Boy Promotions has confirmed that their September 15 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will feature undefeated WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez against Josesito Lopez. The card will be a quadrupleheader that also features WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez defending his title against former champ Daniel Ponce De Leon. Remaining bouts will be announced. “We know the exceptional talent we have in Mexican superstar Canelo, and certainly Josesito Lopez deserves the opportunity to face him after his stunning upset victory over Victor Ortiz on June 23,” said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions.

Canelo Alvarez: I am happy to be fighting Josesito Lopez on Mexican Independence Day weekend and to give all of our fans a tremendous battle. I was ringside for his fight against Victor Ortiz and saw the talent he possesses. It will be very competitive, but nothing can take away my desire to be the best in the sport.

Josesito Lopez: I know they put me in the ring with Victor Ortiz to have me beat and now they are doing the same thing with Canelo. I was a big underdog with Ortiz and now I’m a bigger underdog with Canelo, but I’m up for the challenge.

Golden Boy Promotions has confirmed that their September 15 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will …




Scale Watch

Weights from Hollywood, CA

Zachary Wohlman 148 vs. Jose Martell 148
Terrell Williams 150.4 vs. Clifford McPherson 150.8
Javier Albonica 148.4 vs. Tatsuro Irie 146.4
Larry Ward 193 vs. Paul Parker 193
Erik Ruiz 122.2 vs. Raymond Chacon 119.4
Liam Vaughan 156.4 vs. Giovanni Rubio 156
Oscar Diaz 134.2 vs. Carlos Morales 133.2
Holly Lawson 144.6 vs. Judy Garcia Tate 143.6
Mike Carracela 146.2 vs. Alonso Loeza 146.6
Venue: Florentine Gardens, Hollywood, California
Promoter: Bash Boxing/Art of Boxing Promotions
Doors Open: 7:00 p.m., First Bout at 7:15pm
Tickets start at $35.

Zachary Wohlman 148 vs. Jose Martell 148 Terrell Williams 150.4 vs. Clifford McPherson 150.8 Javier Albonica 148.4 vs. Tatsuro Irie …


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Braulio Santos headlines Saturday

Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment presented today their upcoming show of their famous and successful series “Boxeo Boricua in Carolina: NO LIMITS,” on Saturday at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, Puerto Rico, when undefeated featherweight prospect Braulio Santos (6-0, 5KOs) will clash against ring warrior Juan ”Pito” Cruz in an eight round fight. “I’m ready to fight Cruz. I know him very well and I know the challenge he represents. We worked hard in training camp. I am in great shape,” Braulio Santos stated. (more…)

Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment presented today their upcoming show of their famous and successful series “Boxeo Boricua in …


Boxing News

Amir Khan reinstated as WBA super champion

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association officially announced today its decision to reinstate Amir Khan as “super champion” who may be able to unify titles with WBC champion Danny Garcia on Saturday. This decision was taken after the positive doping result of the American Lamont Peterson was confirmed by the medical experts. The WBA rules state that no boxer who has tested positively for prohibited substances can be rated, retain a title, or be permitted to fight in a sanctioned bout for a period of no less than six (6) months from the date of the positive test has been enforced. Given the circumstances, Peterson’s status is champion in recess and it is subject to revision.

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association officially announced today its decision to reinstate Amir Khan as “super …


Boxing News

July 21 lineup set for Seminole Hard Rock

Acquinity Sports returns to the Hollywood, Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Live on July 21st with a staggering eleven-bout extravaganza, to be seen on Telefutura’s wildly-popular Solo Boxeo series. The twelve-round main event features an IBF super featherweight eliminator between Dominican Argenis Mendez (19-2, 10 KOs) and Mexican Martin “El Brochas” Honorio (32-7-1, 16 KOs) in a rematch of their closely-contested 2010 battle–which Mendez won by majority decision.

Undefeated Dominican 2008 Olympian gold medalist Felix Diaz (11-0, 6 KOs) returns to the Hard Rock to face Miguel Angel “Flaco” Mungia (25-24-1, 21 KOs) in a six-round welterweight co-feature. Also former three-time world champion Joan “Baby Tyson” Guzman (32-0-1, 19 KOs) steps into the ring opposite Jorge “El Tigre” Pimentel (25-15, 19 KOs) for a ten-round NABA light welterweight title defense. (more…)

Acquinity Sports returns to the Hollywood, Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Live on July 21st with a staggering eleven-bout extravaganza, to …



Boxing News

Khan-Garcia undercard

The undercard for Saturday’s night’s world championship showdown at the Mandalay Bay Events Center between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia has been announced. In the co-feature, uber-popular super middleweight Fernando Guerrero (23-1, 18 KOs) goes against Jose Medina (17-10-1, 7 KOs) in a ten-rounder.

Also in action will be unbeaten jr welterweight Phil Lo Greco (23-0, 12 KOs), who clashes with Brandon Hoskins (16-1-1, 8 KOs); lightweight Jamie “The Nuisance” Kavanagh (10-0-1, 5 KOs) meets Paul Velarde (3-1-3); middleweight J’Leon Love (11-0, 7 KOs) faces Joseph De Los Santos (10-9-3, 4 KOs); jr middleweight Daquan Arnett (4-0, 2 KOs) battles Eddie Cordova (3-2-1, 1 KO); and lightweight Abner Cotto (13-0, 5 KOs) takes on Juan Manuel Montiel (7-5-3, 2 KOs).

The undercard for Saturday’s night’s world championship showdown at the Mandalay Bay Events Center between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia …


Boxing News

Rigondeaux rips into Donaire

Photo: Kevin Finn/Boxing Ireland

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KOs), upon learning that Nonito Donaire plans to move up to the featherweight division after his next fight, has labeled Donaire as a phony. “Donaire is running scared of any super bantamweights with power,” Rigondeaux said from his Miami training camp. “He hasn’t knocked out anybody at 122 pounds. One thing is for sure, though, he will get knocked out if he has the guts to fight me.”

Rigondeaux, who trained at Wild Card Gym with Manny Pacquiao, continued “Manny fought the best fighters around when he was moving up through weight classes but this phony, Donaire, is disappointing fans all over the world, especially Filipino people, by running scared from the best fighter at 122 pounds,” Rigondeaux continued. “I competed against more than 250 amateur boxers from every continent and none of those guys were paid to fight me. ‘The Filipino Phony’ will be paid a king’s ransom to fight me, but he’s scared enough to move up to 126 just to avoid fighting me. The problem he faces, though, is I will also move up to featherweight once I’ve cleaned out the super bantamweight division. What’s he going to do then, move up to super featherweight?” (more…)

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KOs), upon learning that Nonito Donaire plans to move up …


Boxing News

Haye-Chisora final presser

Hated rivals David Haye and Dereck Chisora, separated by a steel fence with a team of security guards standing by, faced off of Wednesday in London at the final presser in advance of Saturday’s highly charged grudge match.

David Haye: There is no doubt this fight is happening because of the brawl we had in Germany. Without that he’d have been another anonymous Klitschko victim. After I knock him out, he’ll go back to being a nobody.

Dereck Chisora: I’m going to go crazy on you David.

Hated rivals David Haye and Dereck Chisora, separated by a steel fence with a team of security guards standing by, …


Boxing News

Sergio Martinez an 8:5 favorite

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and former champion Sergio Martinez faced off again Wednesday at the Wynn Las Vegas in the second of a three-city coast-to-coast media tour to publicize the September 15th Chavez Jr vs. Martinez showdown at the Thomas & Mack Center. It was announced today that the Wynn Las Vegas Sportsbook has established an initial line with Sergio Martinez the favorite at -170. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. backers can get +150.

Martinez said he would beat up Chavez so bad they will need DNA to identify him. “You will never recognize him after September 15th.”

Junior stated that after the fight they won’t call Martinez ‘marvelous,’ they’ll call him ‘mar-girl.’ He concluded with “…on September 15th I will knock him out!”

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and former champion Sergio Martinez faced off …



Boxing News

Huerta-Arcos collide July 20

By Francisco Salazar

Boxing returns to the Inland Empire of Southern California on July 20th with a scheduled seven-bout card. In the main event of the Thompson Boxing Promotions card, Charles Huerta will take on Eduardo Arcos in a scheduled eight round super featherweight bout at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. Huerta (16-3, 8 KOs) will be fighting for the first time since his controversial 10 round unanimous decision loss to Christopher Martin in May of last year, where a majority of media members thought that Huerta did enough to win. Ironically, It was the final time Huerta, who now resides in Lakewood, CA, fought under the Golden Boy Promotions banner. Arcos (18-7-1, 15 KOs) hails from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, was stopped in his last bout on May 26th at the hands of Jose Aguiniga in the seventh round in Port Hueneme, CA. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Boxing returns to the Inland Empire of Southern California on July 20th with a scheduled seven-bout card. …


Boxing News

New foe for Periban

Unbeaten super middleweight Marco Antonio Periban (17-0, 11 KOs) will now risk his perfect professional record against the Cuba’s Lester Gonzalez (12-6-4, 6 KOs) on Saturday’s Telefutura card at the Humble Civic Arena in Humble, Texas. Periban was originally slated to face James Parison (15-1-1, 4 KOs). In the co-feature, unbeaten super featherweight Antonio Capulin (6-0, 3 KO’s) takes on Steve Cox (2-7, 1 KO). The telecast begins at 11PM ET/PT.

Unbeaten super middleweight Marco Antonio Periban (17-0, 11 KOs) will now risk his perfect professional record against the Cuba’s Lester …


Boxing News

WBA comments on Caballero situation

By Hector Villarreal

WBA VP Gilberto Mendoza explains to the media about the decision on Celestino Caballero’s next mandatory defense. Mendoza declared that the Championship Committee, according to article D12 of the WBA rules, has the right to extend the deadline previously stated on a purse bid ceremony. In the press conference held in WBA headquarters in Panama City, Panama, Mendoza confirmed that WBA has not received contracts from Sampson Boxing for a new date for Caballero vs Mikey Garcia, nor a reconsideration request from Caballero.

By Hector Villarreal WBA VP Gilberto Mendoza explains to the media about the decision on Celestino Caballero’s next mandatory defense. …


Boxing News

Boxing returns to Hollywood, CA

By Francisco Salazar

Nostalgia and the future of boxing will meet on Thursday night in a city where dreams are born or fade away. Art of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing will present a nine-bout “Hollywood Fight Night” card at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, CA. All nine bouts will be scheduled for four rounds. Highlighting the card will welterweight Zachary Wohlman (3-0, 1 KO) taking on Jose Martell (2-2-1, 2 KOs). (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Nostalgia and the future of boxing will meet on Thursday night in a city where dreams are …



Boxing News

Adamek-Toney is off

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, updated Fightnews.com moments ago on the plans for former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion and current heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek. “As we were not able to come to terms with Toney by the time the IBF unexpectedly ordered Tomek to participate in a four-man eliminator, we have decided to explore that option and move on,” she said.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, updated Fightnews.com moments ago on the plans for former light heavyweight …


Boxing News

Star Boxing inks Tahdooahnippah

Star Boxing has signed undefeated middleweight contender George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah to an exclusive promotional contract, it was announced today by Joe DeGuardia, its President. “We’re very excited to bring George aboard to Star Boxing’s extensive team of world class fighters. He’s an undefeated middleweight who fits into the mix very well of highly ranked contenders in the division,” said DeGuardia of Tahdooahnippah who sports a record of 30-0-1 with 22 KOs). Tahdooahnippah is based in Lawton, Oklahoma. Details of his debut under the Star Boxing banner will be announced shortly.

Star Boxing has signed undefeated middleweight contender George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah to an exclusive promotional contract, it was announced today …


Boxing News

Ring announcer pens bestseller

Boxing fans are familiar with Marc Lichtenfeld from his numerous appearances as a ring announcer on Showtime, HBO and ESPN. They may also remember his six-year run as host of Through the Ropes radio show on Fightnews and the Sports Byline Network. What they may not know is that when he’s not talking boxing, he’s one of the nation’s premier investment analysts. A former Wall Street analyst and business journalist, Marc is now the Associate Investment Director of The Oxford Club. This week, his first book Get Rich with Dividends: A Proven System for Earning Double Digit Returns, published by John Wiley & Sons was released. In less than a week, it has already become a best seller, hitting # 1 on Amazon.com’s Investing list. (more…)

Boxing fans are familiar with Marc Lichtenfeld from his numerous appearances as a ring announcer on Showtime, HBO and ESPN. …


UFC

Munoz locks horns with Weidman

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

As the MMA world comes down from the high that is Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen II at last Saturday’s UFC 148, the next challenger to the middleweight throne may be named today at the forthcoming UFC on Fuel.

Tonight, “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz will lock horns with Chris Weidman in San Jose. While Weidman is no slouch, this should be Munoz’ coming out party, the final battle in a campaign to prove the prospect is ready for a title shot (Interesting fact Munoz was once one of Silva’s training partners). (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. As the MMA world comes down from the high that is Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen II …


Boxing News

Caballero to appeal WBA decision

By Gabriel F. Cordero

At a press conference held Tuesday in Panama City, Panamanian WBA featherweight champion Celestino “Pelenchín” Caballero insisted he will continue fighting for his rights against the WBA and refuses to accept the decision the WBA World Championships Committee announced on Friday granting additional time to promoter Sampson Boxing to pull together a bout between Caballero and mandatory challenger Mikey Garcia by September 7. Caballero reiterated his willingness to fight Garcia, but stated that Garcia is already planning to fight Orlando Salido for another belt and he will use all legal means to make sure the WBA follows its own rules.

He said his lawyers will file an appeal for reconsideration of WBA’s decision requesting the following:

1) That Sampson Boxing ensure that if Garcia doesn’t sign the contract for the fight, that Caballero will be compensated for his expenses.

2) If Garcia agrees and signs the contract for the match, that Caballero will be compensated for the additional time spent in preparations for the new date.

3) If Caballero-Garcia doesn’t happen, Caballero wants the WBA to order a fight between him and WBA featherweight “super” world champion Chris John who hasn’t done a mandatory fight in more than 30 months. Or alternatively be granted a voluntary defense.

By Gabriel F. Cordero At a press conference held Tuesday in Panama City, Panamanian WBA featherweight champion Celestino “Pelenchín” Caballero …


UFC

Blueprint: Munoz vs. Weidman

The UFC returns to FUEL TV on Wednesday night with another fun fight card headlined by Mark Munoz versus Chris Weidman in a bout that will have far-reaching implications in the middleweight division . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman is live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. TONIGHT  at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET . . . More

The UFC returns to FUEL TV on Wednesday night with another fun fight card headlined by Mark Munoz versus Chris …


Boxing News

Looks like it’ll be Canelo vs. Josesito

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is Josesito Lopez is in final negotiations to be the new opponent of the WBC super welterweight champion Saul Alvarez on September 15 in Las Vegas. Plans are underway for “Canelo” and Lopez to have a promotional tour with stops in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Texas and Mexico City beginning as soon as July 23. The 27-year-old Lopez moved up from from the 140lb division to defeat former WBC welterweight world champion Victor Ortiz on June 30. He will now move up again to the 154lb division to take on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who will do all his training in Los Angeles, California with his trainers Jose ¨Chepo¨ Reynoso and Eddy Reynoso. An official announcement is expected shortly.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Word is Josesito Lopez is in final negotiations to be the new opponent of the WBC …


Boxing News

Q&A: Javier Fortuna

By Robert Coster
Photo: Team Fortuna

Javier Fortuna is one of the hottest prospects in the super featherweight division and he impressively confirmed his rising stock last Friday with a nationally televised two round blowout of former IBF champion Cristobal Cruz. The 22-year-old Fortuna (20-0, 15 KOs) levelled the usually sturdy Cruz with an awesome left cross. Discovered three years ago in the Dominican Republic by promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, Javier is today ranked by three world boxing bodies and seems on the threshold of world title contention. Says Lewkowicz about his protege: “Javier has terrific power and he is also a smooth boxer and has great work ethic. He’s just the complete package.” Fightnews caught up with Fortuna to know more about this young man who seems promised to a bright future. (more…)

By Robert Coster Photo: Team Fortuna Javier Fortuna is one of the hottest prospects in the super featherweight division and …


Boxing News

Boxing back in Denver Friday

By Bill Green

Sting Like a Bee and Strictly Boxing Promotions present a boxing card on Friday at the EXDO Event Center located in Denver, Colorado. Major bragging rights will be on the line as heavyweights Chris “Da Future” Green (8-6-1, 6 KOs), of Denver, Colorado, will battle Joey Montoya (4-1-3, 3 KOs) of nearby Colorado Springs, Colorado, in a scheduled eight-round contest for the “Sting Like a Bee” heavyweight title. (more…)

By Bill Green Sting Like a Bee and Strictly Boxing Promotions present a boxing card on Friday at the EXDO …


Boxing News

Top Rank’s huge weekend at Texas Station

The popular fighting brothers – Diego and Jesse Magdaleno – of Las Vegas will fight on Top Rank’s “The Future is Now” back to back shows on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4 in the Dallas Event Center at Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino. Bob Arum of Top Rank made the announcement today. “These are two entertaining boxing cards which I am certain fans will enjoy,” he said.

Tickets are $50, $25 for each boxing event. Fight fans can purchase a special two-night combo ticket. Two $50 tickets, one for each show, cost $75. Two $25 tickets, one for each show, costs $35. Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, July 7 at all Station Casinos, The Fiestas, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by logging on sclv.com/concerts. (more…)

The popular fighting brothers – Diego and Jesse Magdaleno – of Las Vegas will fight on Top Rank’s “The Future …


Boxing News

Khan, Garcia Grand Arrivals

Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan and WBC super lightweight world champion Danny Garcia were greeted by fans on Tuesday upon their arrivals at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for Saturday’s world title clash at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

On Wednesday, fans are welcome to attend fighter workouts in Mandalay Bay’s Mizuya Lounge. Garcia works out at 1PM, Khan works out at 1:45PM. Then on Friday the official weigh-in will be open to the public at the Mandalay Bay Events Center at 3PM. photos

Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan and WBC super lightweight world champion …


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Boxing Buzz

Gary Shaw Productions has announced the signing of undefeated middleweight prospect Tureano “Reno” Johnson (9-0, 6 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract. Johnson represented the Bahamas in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

IBO Featherweight champion Daud Cino Yordan recently married Angela Mega Ria Panuda. The happy couple received the Holy Matrimony Sacrament at St. Michael Catholic Church, Ketapang, Indonesia on July 7. Congratulations!

Gary Shaw Productions has announced the signing of undefeated middleweight prospect Tureano “Reno” Johnson (9-0, 6 KOs) to an exclusive …


UFC

UFC on Fuel at the scales

Weigh-in results for UFC on FUEL TV, which is headlined by the five round middleweight bout between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman and the light heavyweight bout between James Te Huna and Joey Beltran, airing live on FUEL TV from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA at 8pm ET / 5pm PT (international listings here). Fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can also see prelim bouts at 5:45 pm ET / 2:45 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Chris Weidman (186) VS Mark Munoz (186)

FUEL TV MAIN CARD
Joey Beltran (205) VS James Te Huna (205)
Kenny Robertson (170) VS Aaron Simpson (171)
Francis Carmont (186) VS Karlos Vemola (186)
Vaughan Lee (135) VS TJ Dillashaw (136)
Anthony Njokuani (156) VS Rafael Dos Anjos (156)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Alex Caceres (136) VS Damacio Page (136)
Josh Ferguson (125) VS Chris Cariaso (125)
Andrew Craig (185) VS Rafael Natal (186)
Dan Stittgen (170) VS Marcelo Guimaraes (171)
Issei Tamura (135) VS Raphael Assuncao (136)

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Coming up next: UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman is live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, July 11 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET . . . More

Weigh-in results for UFC on FUEL TV, which is headlined by the five round middleweight bout between Mark Munoz and …


Boxing News

Video: Interview with Glen Johnson

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Video interview with Glen Johnson PLUS action from Johnson’s and Andrzej Fonfara’s workouts at today’s open media day in Chicago. Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) and Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) collide in Friday’s ten-round main event at the UIC Pavilion, which will be seen live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Video interview with Glen Johnson PLUS action from Johnson’s and Andrzej Fonfara’s workouts at today’s open media …


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Anthony Mundine addresses 9/11 comments

Photo: Tim Barry

More than a decade after saying Americans brought the 9/11 attacks upon themselves, former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (43-4-1, 32 KOs) of Australia is ready to fight for the first time on American soil. Mundine was condemned worldwide and even dropped from the WBC ratings after stating in an interview shortly after the 9/11 attacks, “They call it an act of terrorism, but if you can understand religion, and our way of life, it’s not about terrorism. It’s about fighting for God’s law, and America’s brought it upon themselves.”

Now Mundine claims those words were taken out of context, telling the Sydney Morning Herald, “I have got nothing against any American, I have got nothing against any human being. It breaks my heart that people think I would even have that line of thought about being happy about people dying. That is crap and I want to clarify that because it is wrong.”

Now fighting as a middleweight, Mundine faces 41-year-old Bronco McKart (54-9-1, 32 KOs) in a WealthTV pay-per-view telecast on Saturday at the Palms in Las Vegas — going head-to-head with the HBO telecast of the world championship clash between Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia which is taking place just blocks away at Mandalay Bay.

More than a decade after saying Americans brought the 9/11 attacks upon themselves, former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine …


Boxing News

Chavez Jr-Martinez Kick-off Presser

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOS) and two-division world champion Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), along with their promoters Bob Arum, Fernando Beltran and Lou DiBella, kicked-off a three-city coast-to-coast national media tour in downtown Los Angeles to promote their eagerly-awaited September 15th middleweight championship PPV battle at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Sergio Martinez: Julio Cesar Chavez had better take a picture of his son now because after the fight he won’t recognize him. I will really beat him up!

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: There’s been a lot of lies about what happened with the WBC title. He gave up the title and he’s got a great relationship with the WBC. He’s the one who’s been protected by the WBC. I haven’t been protected by the WBC, I’ve been fighting the best. He wanted to make money. That’s why he’s here…don’t have any doubts that I’m going to be the winner. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated WBC middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez Jr. …


Boxing News

“La Barbie” makes rare U.S. appearance

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

At a press conference Monday in Los Angeles, popular Mexican WBC flyweight world champion Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez (34-5-3, 16 KOs) and Japanese challenger Shindo Go (10-1, 8 KOs) faced off in advance of their title fight this Saturday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Juarez last fought in the United States in 2007. This is the seventh defense of the WBC belt Juarez won from Simona Galassi in March 2011. Previously she had seven WBC interim title fights. “I had a hard time taking this title from a great champion Simona Galassi,” says Juarez, “and since that day to keep it I give it all with great effort. I want to do my best and I try in every fight. I want be remembered in history as a great boxer.”

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez At a press conference Monday in Los Angeles, popular Mexican WBC flyweight world …


Boxing News

Boxing back in Rochester, NY

By Bob Caico

Pretty Girl Productions in association with Team Snooki Boxing will hold the first ever boxing event at Sahlen Stadium in Rochester, NY. Undefeated Patrick Hyland (26-0) of Ireland will be the main attraction at the stadium that is the home of the USL Pro soccer team, Rochester Rhinos. Pretty Girl president Mercedes Vazquez Simmons is the first licensed Latina boxing promoter from Rochester and they will also feature local favorites Kenny Abril (12-5-1), Darnell Jiles, Jr. (8-3-1) and Willie Monroe, Jr. (10-1). The outdoor card will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2012 and is being billed as Summer Throwdown. For ticket information: 585.281.2540

By Bob Caico Pretty Girl Productions in association with Team Snooki Boxing will hold the first ever boxing event at …


Boxing Result

Results from Tijuana

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

After a years-long hiatus, Mayen Promotions, led by Guillermo Mayen, returned to professional boxing last year and since then has been consistent in presenting fights cards shock full of local talent. Setting his home base at Las Pulgas night club, Mayen Promotions has offered monthly events since its return and with joining forces recently with Zanfer Promotions to promote club shows televised by Azteca America, has stepped it up to at times two boxing events in thirty days.

Last night, Mayen put together and entertaining multi-bout fight card in which all the contests, including the main event, were slated for four founds. In the star bout, Tijuana’s Reynaldo “Rey” Russell (7-1-1, 4KOs) earned a workman-like unanimous decision over the hard charging Pablo Cupul (6-7, 4KOs) of Lakeside, CA, by way of Yucatan, Mexico. (more…)

Story and photos by Felipe Leon After a years-long hiatus, Mayen Promotions, led by Guillermo Mayen, returned to professional boxing …










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