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Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has pulled out of his October 29 rematch against former champ Wladimir Klitschko due to Fury being ...

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Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (62-4, 52 KOs) scored a first round KO over Hirotsugu Yamamoto (19-13-2, ...

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Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

By Karl Freitag Photos: Sumio Yamada Three-division world champion and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) won an entertaining twelve round ...

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Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (22-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over previously undefeated ...

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Crolla, Linares make weight

Crolla, Linares make weight

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Boxing News

Unbeaten Aguiniga returns on May 26

By Francisco Salazar

Hoping to bank on their success from their inaugural show in February, El Dorado Entertainment returns to the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, CA on Saturday, May 26th. In the main event of the seven-bout “Commotion by the Ocean” card, unbeaten Jose Aguiniga will face Eduardo Arcos in a scheduled 10 rounds super featherweight round bout. In the main supporting bout, unbeaten Roger Romo will take on Gregorio Viramontes in a six round bout. (more…)



May 1st, 2012

Boxing Result

Pirog outpoints Ishida to retain WBO belt

WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (20-0, 15 KOs) pounded out a twelve round unanimous decision over Nobuhiro Ishida (24-8-2, 9 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Sport Complex Krylatskoe in Moscow, Russia. Pirog landed the better blows early on, doing most of the early damage with his right hand. Ishida connected with some nice combinations at times and was competitive in every round, but Pirog usualy did more en route to his third defense of the title. Scores were 119-109, 117-111, 120-108.

Unbeaten heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Gbenga Oloukun (19-8, 12 KOs). A brutal body shot finished Oloukun at the 1:32 mark.

Other Results:
Dmitry Kudryashov KO1 Alexey Varagushin (cruiserweight)
Dmitriy Kadeykin W4 Fuad Muradov (light heavyweight)
Maxim Chemezov W4 Sergey Akimov (super middleweight)



May 1st, 2012


Boxing News

Pintor-Cano on May 18 in Mexico City

All Star Boxing, Inc. will return with their successful “Boxeo Telemundo” series on May 18 to the recently renovated Auditorio Plaza Condesa In Mexico City. In the main event, undefeated 18-year-old prospect Mauricio “El Trompas” Pintor (17-0-1, 11 KOs), nephew of Mexican Legend Lupe Pintor, will face the toughest test of his young career when he battles compatriot Ivan “Macanon” Cano (21-3, 15 KOs) in a fight scheduled for ten rounds with the vacant WBC Youth jr. welterweight title at stake.

First bell at 8:00 PM, six more fights round out the card. The main event will be televised live by Telemundo Network at 11:35PM. Tickets are already on sale at Auditorio Plaza Condesa (Juan Escutia #4, Esq. Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, Colonia Condesa) and also at ticketmaster.com.mx, prices are: $200 and $100 (MP). The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Ricardo Maldonado, Jr., Producciones Deportivas and RB Producciones.



May 1st, 2012

Feature Story

Q&A: Rowland Bryant

Photo: Lisa Johnson

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Rowland told me before the Librado Andrade fight that nobody knows who he is now, but in a couple of months, everybody will. I believe him. There are already strong promoters interested in signing Rowland, and helping him jump to the level he can really fight. I just want people around to realize what the man, who had four fights in the last 5+ years was able to do,” trainer Josue Aguilar told Fightnews.com after his unknown fighter Rowland Bryant (16-1, 11 KOs) surprised everybody with a spectacular TKO last month against former super middleweight world title challenger and current WBC Continental America titleholder Librado Andrade (30-5, 23 KO) in El Paso, Texas. (more…)



May 1st, 2012


Boxing News

Hatton breaks silence on Sky split

Ricky Hatton has vowed to give his talent stacked stable a new television home after Hatton Promotions split from Sky Sports. The British television network decided not to give the European Promoter of the Year any further dates after their Manchester Velodrome super show on Saturday June 16. The Hitman said: “The news came as a blow and I feel we have been unfairly treated, but there are meetings already set up with other TV channels. Next season I am very confident that my fighters will have a big television platform to perform on. I have a great stable of fighters, many champions and a hard working team. TV companies have contacted me – not me them which is encouraging. It shows the great promotions I have staged for Sky hasn’t gone unnoticed. (more…)



May 1st, 2012

UFC

Tickets on sale for Silva vs. Sonnen 2

A heated middleweight title fight and a pair of long-awaited rubber matches highlight a loaded UFC® card slated for Saturday, July 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday for UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2. (more…)



May 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Cauthen-Robinson collide May 12

It’s official: State Championship Boxing is coming to the Newtown Athletic Club. Terrance “The Heat” Cauthen and “The New” Ray Robinson will battle for 10 rounds, or less, for the vacant Pennsylvania welterweight title on Saturday evening, May 12, at the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC), 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA.

Cauthen (36-7, 9 K0s), who has held the NABF junior welterweight title, NABA junior welterweight title and USBA junior middleweight title, won a bronze medal for the United States at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. By contrast, Robinson (13-2, 5 K0s) has never fought for a title and has been waiting for this opportunity since he turned pro in 2006. (more…)



May 1st, 2012

UFC

Pascal Krauss – Citizen of the World

UFC on FOX: Diaz Miller is LIVE on Fox Saturday, May 5 @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET

The Octagon debut of Pascal Krauss couldn’t have gone any better, as his UFC 122 win over Mark Scanlon in November of 2010 kept his unbeaten (10-0) record intact and earned him Fight of the Night honors. Nine months later, he wondered if he would reach those heights again. . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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May 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Hopkins says he won’t quit

Despite being dethroned by Chad Dawson last Saturday, there i no quit in 47-year-old future hall of famer Bernard Hopkins. The oldest man to ever a win a major boxing title has now set his sights on besting his own record by winning yet another title later in 2012. “I fought hard Saturday night and feel the fight was closer than two of the scores reflected,” said Hopkins. “Regardless of the result, I will continue my career and challenge any champion in my division. I might be older, but I don’t feel a decline in my skills or abilities in the ring. I love to fight and am still competing at a level where boxing cannot deny me the opportunity to succeed.”



May 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Salido wants Jhonny Gonzalez to unify

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican WBO featherweight world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (38-11-2, 26 KOs) has sent congratulations to his compatriot Jhonny Gonzalez (52-7, 45 KOs) for his defense of his WBC Featherweight title on Saturday against the Dominican Elio Rojas in Cancun. Salido has also told his promoter Fernando Beltran to explore a possible unification fight with Jhonny Gonzalez. “It would be a fight for the fans, a battle of two warriors, two champions,” said Salido. Neither I nor Gonzalez take a step back, it would the kind of fight I like: dramatic and action-packed.” Salido also seeks a title shot against WBO super feather champion Adrien “The Problem” Boner (29-0, 23 KOs).



May 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Resto Denied Boxing Second License

Former welterweight Luis Resto has been officially denied a license as a Boxing Second by the New York State Athletic Commission. Determining factors in the commission’s decision included Resto’s 1986 conviction for Assault in the Second Degree for boxing Billy Collins, Jr. with some of the padding removed from his gloves combined with the NYSAC’s mission to protect the safety and welfare of boxers and whether granting a license is consistent with the public interest and in the best interest of boxing.

“The decision of the commission is disappointing considering the time served in prison by Mr. Resto and his subsequent remorse. I wonder if there was a financial or political gain to be made by the NYSAC, would the outcome have been different?” commented movie director Eric Drath, who profiled Resto’s story in the 2009 film Assault In The Ring. Resto’s application and license fee were submitted to the NYSAC in association with the Aaron Davis Boxing Gym in the Bronx.



May 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Caro collide May 19

With three hugely successful boxing events under their belt so far in 2012, Erik “Terrible” Morales’ promotional outfit Box Latino is gearing up to go outside of Baja California and present a card on May 19th, in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico where hometown favorite and WBC USNBC super bantamweight champion Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (27-1, 24KOs) looks to defend his newly acquired versus elite level challenger Giovanni “Ruso” Caro (23-10-4, 18KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico, in a scheduled twelve round bout. Televisa, as part of their weekly “Sabados de Corona” boxing series, will broadcast the contest live in Mexico.

In the co-feature, undefeated NABF junior flyweight champion Pedro “Pedrin” Guevara (17-0-1, 13KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico, will be defending his title versus La Paz, Mexico’s Raul “Pay” Castañeda (14-2, 8KOs) in a twelve round tilt. The night will also mark the return of super featherweight Omar “Dinamita” Estrella (15-4-2, 10KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico against the always dangerous TBA.



May 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Usmanee starts busy summer

Undefeated fighter eyes title shot for fall

By Dave Spencer

Arash Usmanee (18-0 8KO) was due for a final exam this month; instead the undefeated super-featherweight will be going to summer school starting this Friday as he faces off against Cristian Faccio (21-7 14KO) in his boxing home of Montreal. “Adrian Bronner called us for a fight in May for the world title,” Usmanee tells FightNews, “But I had just come back for training, and the timing just wasn’t right.” Adding to the bad timing was the fact that the Red Deer Alberta injured his right hand in his last fight in March, a ten round decision over undefeated Chris Howard in Atlanta.

“We want to see how it reacts and whether or not he has a good fight before moving on,” said his manager Doug Berneche who built a four part summer series around the 30 year-old fighter who meets former world title challenger Cristian Faccio this Friday. “If everything goes well, Arash will defend his WBC (Continental Americas) belt in June.” (More)



May 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Tornado Warning – Margarito Returns May 26

Report/Photo: Phil Soto / Top Rank

Former world champion Antonio Margarito’s fight on May 26 against Abel Perry (18-5, 9 KOs) at Casino De Sol in Tucson, Arizona, was announced Monday during a press conference at the resort hotel in southern Arizona. The bout will be Margarito’s first since the three-time world welterweight champion lost to Miguel Cotto in December in New York. Margarito will fight Perry as a middleweight.

Unbeaten junior-welterweight prospect Jose Benavidez Jr. also appeared at the news conference for the Top Rank and Showdown Promotions card, which will be televised by Azteca America. Benavidez is scheduled for his first bout since undergoing surgery in January on his right wrist.



April 30th, 2012

Boxing News

“Bombs Away On Long Island”

Professional boxing returns May 17 to the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York as Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, in association with Winner Take All Productions, presents “Bombs Away On Long Island,” showcasing many of Long Island’s most popular and promising prospects. Long Island-based boxers on the card include Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith, Jr. (9-1, 9 KOs), Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (7-0, 5 KOs), Ronson Frank (16-0, 8 KOs), Tommy “The Razor” Rainone (17-4, 4 KOs) and Mike “Lefty” Brooks (6-0, 1 KO).

The main event is an eight-round match featuring undefeated light welterweight Emmanuel Lartei “Bukom Joe” Lartey (12-01, 7 KOs), a former African and Ghanaian champion now living in New York City, against USA Mid-American welterweight title-holder Boyd Henley (9-1-1, 8 KOs), who fights out of Kansas City, Missouri.

Tickets are priced at $150.00 (VIP pre-party and ringside), $75.00 (ringside) an $40.00 (general admission) and available to purchase at the Plattdeutsch Park Restaurant (1132 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square) or by calling 516.313.2477 or 516.354.3131. Doors open for the VIP pre-party at 6:00 PM/ET, 7:00 PM/ET for the general public. The first bout is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM/ET.



April 30th, 2012

UFC

Reintroducing Louis Gaudinot

UFC on FOX: Diaz Miller is LIVE on Fox Saturday, May 5 @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET

Living and training in Hoboken, Louis Gaudinot is only a couple exits on the New Jersey Turnpike away from what may end up being the most important fight of his three year pro mixed martial arts career this Saturday night against Brazil’s John Lineker, but the length of the drive to East Rutherford doesn’t do justice to the time it took him to get here . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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April 30th, 2012

Boxing News

WBO names officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work on the world title bouts to be held this week in Russia and Germany.

For tomorrow’s Pirog-Ishida fight in Moscow, the referee will be Manuel Maritxalar, from Spain. The judges are Fernando Laguna Yanes, from Spain, John Madfis, from United States, and Noel Monnet, from France. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Igor Mazurov.

For Saturday’s WBO twin twin bill in Erfurt, the referee for Huck-Afolabi will be Robert Byrd, from the United States. The judges are Ingo Barrabas, from Germany, Paul Thomas, from United Kingdom, and Nelson Vazquez, from Puerto Rico. WBO supervisor will be Istvan Kovacs. The referee for Stieglitz-Hamdan will be Dave Parris, from United Kingdom, and the judges will be Manuel Oliver Palomo, Ingo Barrabas and Nelson Vazquez. WBO supervisor will be Istvan Kovacs.



April 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Mayweather-Cotto Grand Arrivals

Open to the public!

When: Tuesday
Where: MGM Grand Hotel Lobby

1:30 p.m. – Sugar Shane Mosley
2:00 p.m. – Canelo Alvarez
2:30 p.m. – Miguel Cotto
3:00 p.m. – Floyd Mayweather



April 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Report/gallery: Dawson vs. Hopkins

Ringside Report: Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: Ed Mulholland

“Bad” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) got the redemption he craved after taking Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins’ (52-6-2, 32 KOs) WBC light heavyweight title by majority decision in front of a crowd of 7,705 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Their bout was a rematch of a controversial “no contest” fought last October in Los Angeles, CA. The scores were 117-111 (twice) and 114-114. In the co-feature, Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (25-0-1, 19 KOs) came back from a rocky opening round to stop Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (30-3, 22 KOs) in the third round of a scheduled twelve round bout, in what was a classic heavyweight slugfest. Mitchell took home the vacant NABO heavyweight belt. The card was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions. (More)



April 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Message from Wladimir Klitschko

Wladimir Klitschko before his fight against Tony Thompson.



April 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Texas Chancellor explains change of heart

A video message from the University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa on the decision to allow UT El Paso to proceed with negotiating contract agreements with various parties to host the Julio Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee boxing match at the Sun Bowl.



April 30th, 2012

Boxing News

More on Golovkin-Fuchigami

WBA Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin and his noted trainer Abel Sanchez have arrived in Kiev, Ukraine where Golovkin will defend his world title on Saturday, May 12th against Japanese champion Makoto Fuchigami at the Ice Palace “Terminal.” Known for his devastating knockouts and fan friendly style, the undefeated Golovkin sports a record of 22-0-0 with nineteen stoppages while the southpaw Fuchigami, 19-6-0 (10KO’s), enters the twelve round clash with a nine bout-winning streak, eight by knockout.

A native of Kazakhstan and living in Stuttgart, Germany, Golovkin returns to action following a brutal first round knockout of Philadelphia based contender Lajuan Simon on December 9th in Dusseldorf, Germany. Simon had not been previously stopped over his eight-year career, including a twelve round war with then world champion Arthur Abraham and going the distance with Sebastian Sylvester, both in 2009. (more…)



April 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Huck vs. Afolabi: Back to the future

The rematch is just around the corner. Once again Marco Huck (34-2, 25 KOs) and Ola Afolabi (19-2-3, 9 KOs) will fight it out for the WBO Cruiserweight World championship, this time at the Messehalle in Erfurt on May 5. In December 2009, the two athletes squared off in Ludwigsburg. Back then Huck won an exciting bout by unanimous decision. Two-and-a-half years later both men believe that they have grown and developed into better boxers. May 5 will show who really has put in the work since then. (more…)



April 30th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Maldonado vs. Carcamo

Ringside report by Gerardo Martinez
Photos by LuAnne DeMeo Jackson

Receiving his first professional dent in what was a perfect record,  Albuquerque’s Fidel “Atrisco Kid” Maldonado (13-1, 11 KOs) was upset by Mexico’s Fernando Carcamo (10-3, 7 KOs) on a card co-promoted by Golden Boy and Golden Girl at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, N.M. (more…)



April 30th, 2012

Boxing Result

Photos from Camp “Canelo”

Photos by Rick Pineda for Team Alvarez

WBC Super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez finished hard training this weekend in Las Vegas by dropping sparring partners weighing up to 168 pounds. Motivated for his May 5 showdown with “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Alvarez said he felt like he could go another 15 rounds. For more photos: (more…)



April 30th, 2012

Feature Story

“Money” talks

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

It’s the final stretch of Floyd Mayweather’s career and the 35-year-old is determined to give you the most exciting fights of his career — whether one of those fights ends up being against Manny Pacquiao or not. On May 5th (or Cinco De Mayweather) the five-division world champion will face Miguel Cotto in a junior middleweight tilt that the man known as “Money” says won’t see the final bell. It’s part of Mayweather’s plan to be more active and give fight fans as much “Money” Mayweather as they can handle. With Mayweather coming off of a September knockout victory over Victor Ortiz, he made it a point to return to the ring as soon as possible. Rather than take the year long layoff, Mayweather worked quickly to secure the date with Cotto. Let him tell it, by getting back into training camp faster he’s able to keep his swords sharp. (more…)



April 30th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Mack vs. Sheika

Ringside report by Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos by Ray Bailey

Yusaf “Catter” Mack (30-4-2, 17 KOs) captured the vacant USBA light heavyweight belt with a dominant twelve round unanimous decision over rugged Omar Sheika (32-12, 21 KOs) Friday night at the Resorts Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The eight bout card promoted Nedal Abuhumoud of Nedal Promotions and Andre Kut of KEA Boxing Promotions also had an entertaining co-main event featuring undefeated super middleweight Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (13-0,7 KOs) who got off the canvas not once, but twice to capture an eight round unanimous decision over the tougher-than-expected Sabou Ballogou (8-5, 3 KOs). (more…)



April 30th, 2012

UFC

The Blueprint: Diaz vs. Miller

UFC on FOX: Diaz Miller is LIVE on Fox Saturday, May 5 @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET

Very few things are certain when it comes to the UFC lightweight division.

Benson Henderson is the champion. Barring injury, he will make the first defense of his crown later this year against the man he snatched it from, Frankie Edgar . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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April 30th, 2012

Feature Story

End of the Road for Hopkins?

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Ed Mulholland

In the end, there were no miracles left for Bernard Hopkins. No age-defying win. No proving the critics wrong. On Saturday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the 47-year old Hopkins finally did what the experts have been predicting for almost his whole career – he lost (legitimately) to a younger opponent. In the main event of a card televised by HBO, Hopkins lost his light heavyweight title to Chad Dawson by majority decision.

But there was no gold watch for the boxer, either. Because even though it now seems like the road for the legendary fighter has finally come to an end, no one is willing to completely count him out either. “It all depends what the motivation is,” Hopkins (52-6-2, 32 KO’s) said at the post-fight press conference regarding his future in the sport. (more…)



April 30th, 2012

Feature Story

Chris John Open Sparring Session

By Brett Bonetti

Current undefeated WBA World Featherweight Champion Chris “The Dragon” John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) and Mohammad Nor Rizan (5-1, 4 KO’s) from Singapore recently had an open sparring session at the Fightworks Gym in Singapore. It was a very special opportunity for the media as it is rare to get to see a sparring session so close to the fight. John, the “WBA Fighter of Decade” will make the 16th defence of his title at The Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore against Japan’s Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday. Making the 16th defense of his title, John says he is staying focussed as is targeting a KO victory against Kimura. (more…)



April 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Dawson-Hopkins Official Scorecard

From Matt Richardson



April 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing back in Lowell, Massachusetts

Professional boxing returns to Lowell, Massachusetts – home of “Irish” Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund – for the first time in seven years, on Wednesday night, May 9 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Local fan favorites “Irish” Joe McCreedy and Sean Eklund, whose uncles are Micky and Dicky, will fight in front of their hometown fans for the first time as pros on the “Homecoming” card, and former world champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris will be making his Bay State debut. (more…)



April 30th, 2012

Boxing Result

Malignaggi dethrones Senchenko

Magic Man scores ninth round TKO

Former world 140lb champion Paulie Malignaggi (31-4, 7 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over previously unbeaten WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-1, 21 KOs) to claim the WBA 147lb belt on Sunday night at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine. Good start for the shorter Malignaggi who had a big edge in handspeed and usually beat Senchenko to the punch. The champion started to come on in round four and it seemed the tide was turning. However, by round seven, Paulie’s jabs had developed a mouse under Senchenko’s left eye and “The Magic Man” began to target that eye causing it to swell dramatically. Referee Steve Smoger took a long look at the damaged eye in round eight and the eye was completely closed at the start of round nine. After Malignaggi rocked Senchenko with a big right hand he never saw coming, Smoger waved it off to save the Ukrainian from further damage. Time was 1:10. Malignaggi is now expected to defend his new belt on October 20 at the new Barclays Center in his native Brooklyn. (more…)



April 29th, 2012

Boxing News

McKart Prevails in Grueling Slugfest

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

April 28, Toledo, Ohio: Inactive for a year-and-a-half, former WBO World Junior-Middleweight Champ Bronco McKart showed that age 41 that while he may be several years removed as a serious contender for the upper level world belts, he is still in excellent condition; he was pressed for twelve full rounds by a very determined Jose Medina. This main go was featured, topping a seven-bout card in the beautiful new building in downtown Toledo, the Huntington Center, a structure primarily used for Toledo’s minor league hockey team, the Walleye. The handsome venue, which contains amenity accommodations for high-rollers, is ideal for modern age boxing, affording a more intimate atmosphere appropriate to a sport that can get “lost” in the capaciousness of such an stadium as Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. For more details and photos click here…



April 29th, 2012

UFC

The biggest fight

UFC on FOX: Diaz Miller is LIVE on Fox Saturday, May 5 @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET

Max Hiler isn’t your typical 12-year-old.

As a student, he’s in the gifted and talented program at school, bringing home straight As on his report card. He loves science, and is fascinated by Stephen Hawking, the renowned British theoretical physicist who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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April 29th, 2012




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